San Francisco based saxophonist Eric Barreto has a performance career that has taken him to music festivals, universities, and concert halls around the country. As a former member of the Mana Quartet, some of Eric’s performance engagements include the Downtown Chamber Series (Phoenix, AZ), the Spectrum Series (NYC), Ethos Chamber Music Society (Fredonia, NY), the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival (Vail, CO), and Festival of New American Music (Sacramento, CA). He’s also been a co-soloist with the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra and the National Music Festival Orchestra, and worked with the Jacksonville Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and the Florida State University Symphony Orchestra, and featured numerous times on NPR’s Performance Today.
As an educator, Eric has worked with students from all over the world. Some of his most notable residencies include Northern Arizona University, Florida State University, SUNY Fredonia, and Sacramento State University. He’s also a co-founder of the Mana Saxophone Institute, a saxophone intensive for students around the world that focuses on chamber music performance, saxophone pedagogy, and overall health and wellness for musicians. Eric holds a B.M in Music Performance and an M.A. in Arts Administration from Florida State University.