Richard Roper

Lecturer in Music - Trumpet
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Trumpeter Dr. Richard Roper is in demand with ensembles throughout the Bay Area and beyond. He has performed with Symphony Silicon Valley, Opera San Jose, Monterey Symphony, Santa Cruz Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Pacific Chamber Orchestra, Mendocino Festival Orchestra, Napa Valley Symphony and many more.  In addition to teaching trumpet at UCSC, he serves as trumpet instructor and Director of the Brass Ensemble at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College.  Dr. Roper also teaches at the College of San Mateo and directs the El Camino Wind Orchestra. He has previously served as the trumpet instructor at School of the Arts in San Francisco, Santa Clara University, California State University Stanislaus, and the University of Maine. 

Dr. Roper holds degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Yale School of Music, and the University of Maryland School of Music. As a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar he spent a year studying and performing in Paris. He received further training at the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival, Stockholm Chamber Brass Academy, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. His major teachers are Antoine Curé, Allan Dean, Glenn Fischthal, Chris Gekker, Mario Guarneri, and Raymond Mase.


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