Classical Guitar Master Class with Eric Roth


Classical Guitar Master Class with Eric Roth

Phelps Mansion, 191 Court Street, Binghamton, NY

Saturday, June 17, 12pm

Guitarists are invited to submit applications to participate in a master class given by classical guitarist Eric Roth at 12 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the historic Phelps Museum. The master class is open to all applicants, but space is limited. Younger students under age 25 may receive preference. There will be a $30 fee for successful applicants (payable to the Phelps Mansion), due on the day of the Master Class. This fee also includes admission to attend Eric’s concert at 7pm that evening. Detailed instructions for submitting applications are provided below.

Following the Master Class, Eric will present a program of guitar music from the nineteenth century in alignment with the interpretive period of the Phelps Mansion. The program will feature music of Sor, Mertz, Matiegka, Shand, Tarrega, and others. Music will be performed on a beautiful, authentic reproduction instrument modeled after one built in 1830. Eric will also provide information about the instrument, repertoire, composers, and history.

Eric Roth specializes in historical instruments, including the 19th Century Guitar and the Renaissance Lute. He frequently performs at public and private events throughout New York’s Hudson Valley Region and beyond. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from SUNY New Paltz, and has received lessons from David Temple, Kenneth Meyer, David Starobin, Patrick O’Brien, Bill Matthews, Bonnie Robiczek Meadow, Gregory Dinger, and Paul Sweeny. NY. He serves as president of the Poné Ensemble for New Music, New Paltz, NY and as a board member of the Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, based in Rhinebeck, NY. Eric has also performed avant-garde music with the Eric Ross Ensemble, based in Binghamton, NY. Website:

Instructions for Submitting a Master Class Application

Please provide the following information:

  • Contact Information: name, address, email, and phone (optional)
  • How many years or months have you been playing?
  • How would you describe your skill level: Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced
  • What will you perform? Provide the name(s) of the piece(s) and composer(s) for up to two works from the classical guitar repertoire. Total performance duration should be between 3 and 10 minutes. You may be asked to provide the instructor with a copy of the score.
  • Why do you wish to attend the Master Class. Please provide a brief statement (1-3 sentences).
  • Do you have any questions or other comments?

Please submit answers via email to Eric Roth at no later than May 1, 12 am.

Please put “Phelps Mansion Master Class” in the subject line.