Summer Camp Director Nils Erickson is an acclaimed performer and educator. After graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music in 1994, Nils began playing, writing and teaching music in the Bay Area. He has been teaching guitar for 20 years, and involved in Blue Bear’s Summer Camps for more than 10 years as a lead instructor. Nils has toured and performed around the country in venues such as LA’s Disney Hall, The House of Blues, The Brooklyn Bowl, The Knitting Factory, Bimbo’s 365 Club and many others. Currently he plays with the 14-piece Michael Jackson Tribute group Foreverland. He has performed with great bands and composers including 20 Minute Loop, Billy and Dolly, Brad Brooks, Glenn Branca, Rhys Chatham and Mike Einziger.