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SFA schedules guest tuba recital

October 20, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Dr. Scott Roeder, assistant professor of tuba at the University of Texas-Pan American, will present a guest artist recital at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, in Cole Concert Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

The recital is a part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series and SFA's fifth annual Octubafest, an event held across U.S. university campuses that celebrates the tuba and euphonium as solo and chamber music instruments.

Together with pianist Martha Saywell, Roeder will perform works that illustrate the technical, lyrical and melodic possibilities of the tuba. The program includes Jan Koetsier's "Concertino, Op. 77," Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Six Studies in English Folk Song," and Roger Kellaway's "The Morning Song," which serves as a favorite opener for tuba recitals, according to Roeder.

Roeder currently serves as the principal tuba with the Valley Symphony Orchestra. Before moving to Edinburgh, he was the principal tuba with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Lone Star Brass and the 2003 Texas Music Festival.

As a soloist, he has given recitals and master classes at universities around the country and was an invited soloist at the 2005 and 2009 International Tuba Euphonium Association South Region Tuba Euphonium Conference. Roeder has been a prizewinner in multiple regional solo competitions and was named a semi-finalist for the Leonard Falcone International Tuba Competition (1999 and 2000) and the 2000 International Tuba Euphonium Conference as well as the 2003 South Region Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Roeder received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, his master's from the University of Akron and his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Tickets to the concert are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please go to www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.