Eric Whitacre Net Worth


How much does Eric Whitacre worth?

Net Worth $01-05 million
Born 02 January 1970
Age 50
Occupation Music Composer, conductor
Nationality American
Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas Juilliard School
Spouse Hilla Plitmann(1998-2017), Laurence Servaes(2019-present)
Children 2
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Parents Ross whitacre, Roxanne whitacre

By profession, Eric Edward Whitacre is a music composer, show conductor, and speaker. He is famous for his orchestral and classical style of music. Eric Whitacre net worth is estimated to be in the range of $01-05 million.


Whitacre is famous for his debut album Light&Gold which was released in 2012. His debut album won a Grammy award. He has also given lyrics for many orchestral theatres and groups. In addition to this, he also served as a music instructor in several institutions.

Early Life and Career

Whitacre was born on 02 January 1970. His birthplace is Reno, Nevada. Since his childhood, he has wanted to become a  professional musician. To pursue this dream, he studied piano. He also joined a junior high marching band in his childhood.

Later on, he also worked with a pop band. At that time his dream was to become a rock star. But, when he was in college he joined the choir for the first time. This turned out to be a life-changing moment for him.

This experience changed his perception of music. He got admitted to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to pursue his graduation. He got his bachelor’s degree in music composition.

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Motivational Career Life

Whitacre is an artist who first mastered his trade. He formally studied music composition from Ukrainian composer VirkoBaley. Moreover, he also learned choral conducting from David Weiller.

When he was 21, he wrote his first composition. Whitacre presented this composition as a gift to his master weiller. He did his master’s degree in composition from Juilliard School.

Julliard School also proved a very important juncture in his personal life. He met his future life partner here. He remained there in Nevada for the next four years.

In 1997, he completed his graduation and after that shifted to Los Angeles. At that time he decided to pursue his career in music.

Mainstream Success

The year 2012, proved to be the turning point in his professional life. He released his first album ‘Light & gold’ in this year. It won Grammy Award for the year 2012. It also topped the charts as the best classical album in UK and US.


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The same year, he also released his second album. Both these albums were released on Decca Records. Hilla Plitmann also performed in this album. Since then, Whitacre has worked for many renowned orchestra and chorale outlets.

Film composer Hans Zimmer also collaborated with him. These two co-wrote the mermaid theme for the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: on stranger tides. They also joined hands for the movie Batman vs Superman: Dawn of justice.

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Other Achievements

Whitacre took many initiatives to pass on his art to future generations. He arranges a one-day workshop where young composers can rehearse and perform on some of his works.

He also served as a visiting fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. During his stay at the college, he composed a choir for the college. He worked with young students in various workshops and classes.

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He served as a composer in residence at the college from 2011-2016. Whitacre was given the position of the artist in residence at Los Angeles Master Chorale in 2016.

After looking at his amazing success one can imagine his wealth. So far, Eric Whitacre net worth is estimated to be somewhere between $01-05 million.

Personal Life

Whitacre married twice in his life. His first marriage was with his fellow singer Hilla Plitmann. They had a child from this marriage. But their relationship ended in 2017.

After Hilla, he married a Belgian singer Laurence Servaes in 2019. He was blessed with a child from this marriage too.

Family Info

Father Name Ross Whitacre
Mother Name
Roxanne Whitacre
Sister Name Under review
Marital Status Under Review
Spouse Laurence Servaes, Hila Plitmann
Kids/Children Name: 1 (with Plitmann) 1 (with Servaes, b. 2020)
Gender: Male

Awards and Achievements

Whitacre got nominated for several prestigious awards. He also won many awards in his music career. Some of his major accomplishments are enlisted below:

Richard Rogers Award for Paradise Lost: Shadows and Wings

Grammy award for best choral performance for album Light &gold

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Moreover, many of his chorales have won different nominations for various awards.

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