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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 Nicholas Goluses, Michael Newman & Laura Oltman, Gohar 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 Green Kill Arts Center, 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 serves on the Board of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society based and sings tenor with Kairos: A Consort of Singers.
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, history professor, 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, SUNY New Paltz, and SUNY Orange. Eric currently holds the position of Associate Director of Development and Grants at Mohonk Preserve in New Paltz, NY.
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