Eric Sohlgren has had a passion for music since an early age. He took up the clarinet in elementary school and saxophone in junior high, going on to perform in symphonic, jazz and rock ensembles through college. He toured Eastern Washington and Southern California with a seven-piece jazz rock group before pursuing other careers, which left his musical gifts dormant for many years.
In the late 1990s, the sound engineer at Sohlgren's church asked him to play the sax solo on a worship song during a special church service. After struggling to relearn the saxophone, he was later invited to join the worship team and since then has been playing saxophones, clarinet and whistles at contemporary and traditional services.
Since most worship music is not arranged for woodwinds, Sohlgren began composing parts to play. He then began writing worship music as an offering to God during some difficult times in his life, finding solace and comfort in prayers set to music. He continued to write as he was inspired by scripture and his life’s journey.
Sohlgren's artistic vision has been to bridge traditional and contemporary styles of worship music with diverse instrumentation, rich arrangements, and spiritually engaging words to bring peace, comfort and healing to God's people. He has collaborated with gifted poets who bring the depth and wisdom of their decades-long spiritual journeys to their words.
Schreiner has produced and arranged projects and songs for many well-known Christian artists, including Fernando Ortega, Bryan Duncan, Marie Barnett, Carman and Crystal Lewis. He has also played and arranged music for CeCe Winans, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Third Day, and many more. Schreiner has produced or written seven number one songs on Inspirational Radio, winning the 2001 ASCAP Christian Music Award for "This Good Day.” Schreiner’s work producing, arranging and playing for many world-renowned mainstream artists is equally impressive. His talents have been expressed in television and film, and in 2010 he won an Emmy Award for composition.
Schreiner has dedicated his career to discovering, nurturing and creating music that authentically expresses faith without regard to prevailing fads. He has a heart for worshipful and engaging music that brings comfort to hurting people.