Endowments & Scholarships
Eric D. Batterman Memorial Scholarship
(est. 2009) In December of 2009, the Theodore W. Batterman Family Foundation created the Eric D. Batterman Memorial Scholarship at the Jacobs School of Music, an endowed scholarship to support students in the Percussion Department. Eric D. Batterman graduated from the Indiana University School of Music in 1981 with a Percussion Performance degree. He was a professional percussionist, keyboard player, composer, arranger, electronic musician and producer, and was accomplished in orchestral percussion as well as a master of jazz, rock and Latin percussion. Early in his career, Eric was a member of the Turin Radio Symphony Orchestra in Italy. Upon returning to the U.S., he toured the U.S. and abroad with major musical acts including 5-1/2 years with "The Lettermen." Later, he started DeTente Music Productions, his own music production company, and his compositions and arrangements garnered praises, along with many industry awards; as a recording musician he also performed on numerous CDs. Eric's love for music, winning sense of humor, generosity and gentle spirit were gifts to all who knew him. He passed away in 2008 at the age of 49 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.