Eric Roth is known for an original and expressive musical personality, recognized internationally as a composer/conductor, orchestrator/arranger and producer of concerts and recordings.
Eric is music director and the chief arranger for A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY, the chamber ensemble concert production by AWR Music Productions and Square Enix, the video game developer. The production has performed on four continents since 2014 with a second recording in production. He’s also the associate music director and an orchestrator/arranger for Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY, the internationally acclaimed live orchestra concert production and recording artist. His orchestrations and arrangements have been performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony and many other ensembles. In May 2018, the OPENWORLD video game chamber music production premiered at the MomoCon convention in Atlanta; Eric is the music director and chief arranger for OPENWORLD. In 2016, the Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo orchestra production launched with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Eric is the primary arranger and orchestrator for this project. In 2011 he was the orchestrator and Associate Producer for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Symphony and also for 2013’s follow-up recording. In 2014 Eric was co-producer and the primary orchestrator/arranger for the A New World: intimate music from FINAL FANTASY – Live in London release. He was the conductor for the “Surprise, Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” at the United Center, Chicago 2011 for a roster of performers including Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Patti Labelle, Usher, Kristin Chenoweth, Jamie Foxx and Josh Groban.
Since 2012, Eric’s worked as conductor and orchestrator for live performances with orchestra by chart-topping singer/songwriter John Ondrasik/Five For Fighting. He also rearranged those orchestrations for the successful Five For Fighting String Quartet touring production which generated the 2018 release of a live recording. Eric has been the conductor for performances by the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, Carolina Symphony Orchestra, Grand Rapids
Symphony Orchestra, ensembles accompanying artists such as Seal, Jewel, Dennis DeYoung and Stevie Nicks, and other orchestras and ensembles. He remains an in-demand arranger and orchestrator.
Original music includes music for the dynamic harmonica and piano duo Konstantin Reinfeld/Benyamin Nuss, for the documentary film Baseball's Been Very, Very Good to Me: The Minnie Minoso Story, for Curious George’s Dictionary award-winning application
for mobile devices as well as other applications by Scrollmotion, ER’s own recording of minimal percussion music Battery, Lyceum for Percussion Ensemble and solo recitation, Marquette, Michigan, The Clark Street Bridge Project for 80-plus percussionists—for the
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Secret Cheese—for the Tate Modern, London. etc.
Eric’s been an instructor at the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music (New York), Boston University (Distance Ed.) and other institutions. ABD for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music composition at The Graduate Center (City University of New York), Eric holds a MA from Mills College and a BA from the University of Michigan. His composition teachers include Tania Leon and Alvin Curran.