Eric Roth has played guitar since age twelve. He graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance. He has received lessons/master classes from Michael Newman & Laura Oltman, Vardanyan, David Starobin, Kenneth Meyer, David Temple, Patrick O’Brien, Bill Matthews, Bonnie Meadow, Gregory Dinger, and Paul Sweeny.
Eric frequently performs on the guitar and lute at public and private events throughout the Hudson Valley and beyond. Venues have included the Unison Arts Center, Phelps Mansion, Bard College, SUNY Orange, Holy Cross Monastery, Historic Huguenot Street, Mohonk Mountain House, and dozens of libraries throughout New York State. He also serves on the Board of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society based in Rhinecliff, NY.
Eric’s interest also extends to modern classical music. He has performed avant-garde music on the lute and electric guitar with the Eric Ross Ensemble, based in Binghamton, NY, and serves as president of the Poné Ensemble for New Music, based in New Paltz, New York.
In addition to music, Eric has worked as an archivist, historian, and grant writer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Library Science from SUNY Albany and has worked for Historic Huguenot Street in New Paltz, and SUNY Orange. Eric currently holds the position of Grants Manager at Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY, and teaches history at SUNY New Paltz.