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 for 4 years as Principal Tubist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Lone Star Brass Quintet. Currently, he serves as Principal Tuba with the Valley Symphony Orchestra. Additional orchestral performances include the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Illinois Symphony and many other professional orchestras throughout the country. Dr. Roeder is a Buffet Group USA Artist performing exclusively on B&S Tubas and Meinl Weston tubas.
As a soloist, Dr. Roeder has performed recitals at universities around the country and has been a featured artist at the 2012, 2014, and 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conferences and a guest artist at the 2017 US Army Band Workshop in Washington D.C. Additionally he has been a featured soloist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Valley Symphony Orchestra, University of Akron Symphony, Odessa College Band, and the UTRGV Wind Ensemble and UTRGV String Orchestra. Dr. Roeder has been a prize winner in multiple regional solo competitions and was named a semi-finalist for the Leonard Falcone International Tuba Competition 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 received his Bachelors in Music Education at the University of Illinois, Masters in Music Performance from the University of Akron, and his DMA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His teachers include John Stevens, Tucker Jolly, Mark Moore, Sam Pilafian, and Pat Sheridan.