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Eric Ball

Professor, School of Arts & Humanities




PHIL-3015 Thinking About Music

MUSC-1005 Exploring the World of Music

MUSC-3010 American Music/American Life



Classical Music and More in the Glens Falls-Lake George Region: Views from 2021. (Editor/Contributor) (2021, SUNY Empire State College)

“Refrain: Notes on Crafting Music” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol. 46, (Spring-Summer 2020)

“Virtuous Versifying: A Composition About Rhymes” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol. 45. (Spring-Summer 2019)

Canon Battles: Libretto for a "Field Recording" Vignette in All About Mentoring, Issue 52 (2019) pp. 7-8.

“Gouging Tradition: Musings on Fingernail Fiddle Making” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol. 43. (Spring-Summer 2017)

“Composing an Imaginary Musical Tradition” in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. November 3, 2017.

“Grad(u)ation Sawstrokes in F” in All About Mentoring, Issue 49 (2016) pp. 6-9.

Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right: Reflections, Rhymes, Rants, and Recipes. (2013, Excelsior Editions, an imprint of SUNY Press)

“The Place Within: Scott Russell Sanders on Literature and Art of Place” in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 15(2): 137-155. (2008)

“Literary Criticism for Places” in symplokē: a journal for the intermingling of literary, cultural and theoretical scholarship, Volume 14(1-2):232-251. (2006)

“Place-Based Pedagogy for the Arts and Humanities” (with Alice Lai) in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture, Volume 6(2):261-287. (2006)




  • B.S. in Mathematics from Clarkson University
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of Chicago
  • Ph.D. in Modern Greek Studies from Ohio State University