Technical Sgt. Erik Lundquist is a euphoniumist with the Ceremonial Brass, The United States Air Force Band, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C. A native of Jamestown, New York, he joined the Air Force in 2016.
A 2014 graduate of the University of North Texas, Lundquist earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and performance. In 2016, he received a Master of Music degree in performance from the University of North Texas. His principal teachers include Dr. Brian L. Bowman, Dr. Jamie Lipton, and Rick Lundquist.
During his time in Texas, Lundquist won the 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Association Mock Euphonium Audition and took second place in the Falcone International Tuba Euphonium Competition the same year. Also, in 2016, he was named Outstanding Graduate Student in Brass. In 2018, he traveled to Finland to compete in the Lieksa Brass Week International Euphonium Competition, where he was named one of eight semi-finalists out of over 30 euphonium players from around the world. As an active performer and educator, he has presented at conferences hosted by the United States Army Band, International Tuba Euphonium Association, New York State School Music Association, and the Midwest Clinic. His professional affiliations include the International Tuba Euphonium Association and the International Women's Brass Conference.
Air Force career highlights include performances on NBC's Today Show, the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Parade, and the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.