Erik Simmons started playing the organ at age 10 when he was a chorister at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale, California. His primary organ teacher was Richard Slater. Erik has furthered his studies by working with Lanny Collins, Barbara Baird, and Lee Garrett, and through master classes with various clinicians, including Harald Vogel.
Erik holds a BA in applied mathematics and MS in mathematical modeling from Humboldt State University. He has recorded many CDs, including a CD of the organ music of American composer James Woodman, and an ongoing critically-acclaimed series of CDs of the music of American composer Carson Cooman on the Divine Art label.