Dr. Eric P. DeForest, tenor, is a professor of voice at Franklin College in Franklin, IN and Director of Music Ministries at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel, IN. Eric has previously taught at the University of Charleston, WV and Northern Kentucky University. Eric received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Vocal Performance with an Opera Emphasis from The University of Texas at Austin in 2004. Eric has sung professionally both nationally and internationally including such places as Austin, TX, Cincinnati, OH, New Orleans, LA, Buffalo, NY, Salzburg, Austria, Belle-Ile, France, and Bamberg, Germany. Eric has been a voice teacher since 1991. Eric is originally from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York and is an avid collector of all things frog.