Mary Baldwin University’s Carl W. Broman Concert Series presents pianist Eric Ruple at 8 p.m. Thursday, January 25. The concert will feature works by Beethoven.

Eric Ruple enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. This is his second performance as a guest artist in the Carl W. Broman Concert Series, and he has regularly performed in Staunton including solo concerts and masterclasses at Mary Baldwin University, and as part of the Piano Extravaganza during the summer Staunton Music Festival. He has performed at Kennedy Center in Washington DC with mezzo-soprano Carrie Stevens, and as a pianist with the Richmond Symphony. Ruple has performed and presented concerts and masterclasses at several universities and festivals throughout the United States.

He has been a member of the James Madison University music faculty since 1987, coordinator of the Piano Area since 1992 and a Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Nationally Certified Teacher since 2001. In addition to JMU, Ruple has taught in a variety of other settings, including at the Virginia Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Ruple earned his bachelor and masters degrees in piano performance from Arizona State University, an artist diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his doctorate from the University of Michigan.

The performance will be at 8 p.m. on January 25 in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets, Staunton. Handicapped parking is available on campus; general parking is located on Frederick Street. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call (540) 887-7294.