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About Scott Roeder

Dr. Scott Roeder is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he teaches applied tuba/euphonium and conducts the UTRGV Brass Band and UTRGV Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. Previously Dr. Roeder served as Principal Tubist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Lone Star Brass Quintet, and the Texas Music Festival. Currently he serves as Principal Tuba with the Valley Symphony Orchestra and serves as the Personnel Manager for the organization. Additional orchestral performances include the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Illinois Symphony and many other professional orchestras throughout the country.

As a soloist Dr. Roeder has performed recitals at universities around the country and has been an invited performer at multiple ITEA Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences as well as a guest artist at the 2012 and 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conferences in Linz, Austria and Indiana University. Additionally he has been a featured soloist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Valley Symphony Orchestra, University of Akron Symphony, Odessa College Band, and the UTPA Wind Ensemble and UTPA String Orchestra. Dr. Roeder has been a prize winner in multiple regional solo competitions and was named a semi-finalist for the Leornard Falcone International Tuba Competition (1999 and 2000) and the 2000 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Artist Tuba Competition in Regina, Saskatchewan.

As an educator Dr. Roeder previously taught at Wayland Baptist University, the University of Akron, and served as the low brass instructor for the Midland, Odessa, and Crane (TX) school districts. Other teaching positions have included the Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic, Baylor University Summer Music Camp, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and Sewanee Summer Music Festival. Dr. Roeder has also presented sessions at the 2004 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Budapest, Hungary and the 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tucson, Arizona. He is the author of the book “Tuba Tutor”, a pedagogical text on solo tuba literature. Dr. Roeder has also served as an adjudicator at the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference. Dr. Roeder’s students have advanced in numerous international competitions and have held positions in the US Army Bands and other professional music ensembles.

Dr. Roeder received his Bachelors in Music Education at the University of Illinois, Masters in Music Performance from the University of Akron, and in 2008 received his DMA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teachers include John Stevens, Tucker Jolly, Mark Moore, Sam Pilafian, and Pat Sheridan.