Eric Sesslers distinctive compositions are an accessible and highly engaging blend of classical music infused with elements drawn from popular music. His novel creative methods utilize the guitar as a conduit for creativity-the result being adapted and manipulated to form music from solo to chamber, vocal and orchestral works. He has been commissioned by a wide range of musicians, including the Dover Quartet; the Cincinnati and Philadelphia Chamber Orchestras; flutist Jeffrey Khaner; and guitarists Jason Vieaux and David Starobin. His string quartet Dreams from life awake was performed across the United States to great acclaim by the Dover Quartet. Sesslers flute music has been featured at several National Flute Association conventions and his numerous works for classical guitar are highlighted by collaborations with grammy winner Jason Vieaux. Among recordings of his music, Sesslers Organ Concerto was featured on Opus 76 a showcase recording of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ in Verizon Hall (The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia) with renowned organist Alan Morrison as soloist. Dr. Sessler is a member of the faculties of the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. A 1993 Curtis Institute graduate in composition, Sessler later received his doctorate from The Juilliard School. His major teachers were Samuel Adler, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem with additional classical guitar study with Nicholas Goluses.