Dr. Scott Roeder serves as Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley where he teaches applied tuba/euphonium, brass pedagogy, brass ensemble, and pep band. Before moving to the Rio Grande Valley, Dr. Roeder served as principal tubist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, Lone Star Brass, and the 2003 Texas Music Festival. Currently he serves as principal tuba with the Valley Symphony Orchestra. Additional performance credits include the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Canton Symphony, Illinois Symphony, LaCrosse Symphony, Big Spring Symphony, Beloit-Janesville Symphony, Joe Wendel Orchestra, and Havlak-Batla Polka Band.
As a soloist Dr. Roeder 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. Additionally he has been a featured soloist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony, University of Akron Symphony, Odessa College Band, and the UT-Pan American Concert Band and 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 has 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. In 2004 Dr. Roeder was invited to present a lecture at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Budapest, Hungary as well as the 2003 South Region 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 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.