Eric Heitmann


Eric is a 9-year San Francisco 49er team captain alumni, and now, an award-nominated, orchestral composer. Eric began writing cinematic scores as a teenager, but put his music career on hold, as he pursued the opportunity to play professional football. 

Now retired from the National Football League, Eric composes and produces music in the epic, cinematic, and ambient genres. His compositions are, by design, ultra melodic and follow a hybrid orchestral style similar to film composers, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, and epic cinematic artists, Two Steps From Hell and Ivan Torrent. 

Eric was nominated for the 2021 Instrumental Song of the Year “Requiem,” and Instrumental Album of the Year “Ascent,” by One World Music, the leading internet radio station for modern classical and instrumental music. His collaboration "Dark Before Dawn" with Patrick Zelinski, was nominated for 2022 Classical Recording of the Year by the YYCA Awards in Canada.