Eric Melley is the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of the Pride of Acadiana Marching Band at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. From 2010 through 2012 Melley served on the faculty at Louisiana State University as Assistant Director of Bands, and for six years he was on the instrumental music faculty in the Belmont Public Schools (Massachusetts), the last four years as Director of Bands. His ensembles at Belmont consistently received superior ratings at regional and national festivals and students under his direction have performed for audiences in Hong Kong, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Salzburg, and throughout the United States.
Melley holds the Bachelor of Music degree in trumpet performance and music education from the University of Massachusetts and the Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University. In May of 2013, he completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Arizona State University. He has also served as the Assistant Director of the Maudslay Arts Center Concert Band in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator around the country.
In the summer of 2007, Melley was a selected participant in the National Band Association International Conducting Symposium in Canford, England and in 2009 conducted the United States Military Academy Band in concert at the First Annual West Point Conductors' Symposium. He holds professional affiliations with the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, and the National Band Association. He has received honorary induction into Pi Kappa Lambda and Kappa Kappa Psi.