A. Eric Heukeshoven [pronounced Hoy-kes-ho-ven] (b. 1956) is a first generation American – son of a German immigrant father and Scandinavian mother. Heukeshoven holds a BA in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Minnesota/Minneapolis and an MS in Music Technology from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. His mentors include Dominick Argento, Paul Fetler, Frank Bencriscutto, Tom Root, Erik Stokes, Kevin Dobbe, and John Paulson.
As Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (Winona), Heukeshoven directs the Music Industry and Jazz programs. He teaches composition, arranging, low brass, organ, and jazz piano. He also serves as director of Saint Mary’s state-of-the-art Studio ‘S’ and directs various brass ensembles. Many of Heukeshoven’s compositions are performed throughout the U.S. and in Europe and he is in demand as a jazz pianist and trombonist as well as a composer/arranger.
He is a member of the American Composers Forum, Sigma Alpha Iota Composers Bureau, ASCAP, American Guild of Organists, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Eta Nu chapter).
Heukeshoven lives in Winona, MN with his wife Janet. They have two sons, Hans and Max, and one elderly cat.