Dr. Richard Roper
Senior Brass and Trumpet Coach
Dr. Richard Roper received his Bachelor's degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, his M.M. from the Yale School of Music, and his D.M.A. from the University of Maryland. As a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar, Dr. Roper spent a year studying and performing in Paris. Committed to arts education, he has served on the faculties of the University of Maine and the Washington, D.C. Youth Orchestra, and currently teaches for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory/Extension department, the Community School of Music and Arts, and as trumpet instructor at California State University Stanislaus. Along with teaching, Dr. Roper stays busy performing frequently with many Bay Area ensembles. In addition, he has studied and performed at the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. His major teachers include Chris Gekker, Allan Dean, Mario Guarneri, Antoine Cure, and Raymond Mase.