Roger began studying music as a pre-teen learning to play the cornet and baritone. He presently performs on baritone with The Heights Baptist Church Orchestra, Dallas Praise Orchestra and the German band, Frohsinn Kapelle.
In high school he began performing on the guitar, as well as singing in the school's choir and pop vocal group. He went on to participate in and lead vocal groups of the Baptist Student Union at Sam Houston State University as well as lead worship for Chi Alpha Campus Ministries and at various churches in the greater Houston area.
After completing his bachelor of music education degree at Sam Houston, he returned to study musical composition with Dr. Fisher Tull.
He has taught guitar, voice, choral music, music theory and band in both the Houston and Dallas areas. Roger has special interest in microtonal and computer music having completed a master's in theory/composition with his thesis on microtonal music at Sam Houston and a year of Doctoral study with Dr. Jon Nelson at the University of North Texas.
He taught guitar and choir at South Houston Middle School and choir and band at Rockwall Christian Academy. He has tutored numerous students in guitar and voice and has contributed as guitarist, bassist, vocalist and as composer and arranger for musical groups in the Houston and Dallas areas.
Roger began his studies in physics at the University of Texas at Dallas in 2002 where studied with a number of professors including Joseph Izen, Gregory Earle (now at Virginia Tech) and Wolfgang Rindler.
After completing two years of course study at UTD he taught, over a three year period, a variety of secondary level courses at Canyon Creek Christian Academy including: physics, chemistry, physical science, earth and space science, life science and algebra.
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