Robert performs a wide range of solo, chamber, and concerto repertoire. Accomplishments include touring the eastern United States and Europe with the Cleveland Orchestra, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 7 under the direction of Franz Welser-Most. He has earned several first prizes in national guitar competitions. He received the 2007 Distinguished Alumni award from Grand Valley State University, and has released two compact discs titled Robert Gruca Classical Guitar and Handel - Arrangements for Guitar. In addition to performing, Robert Gruca is a highly motivated and dedicated guitar instructor. Robert recently completed Every Child Can! and Guitar Unit 1 of the Suzuki method of music instruction.