Roger RoeEnglish Horn
The Ann Hampton Hunt Chair
Roger Roe is a native of Dallas and earned a B.M. degree from Southern Methodist University and an M.M. from the Cleveland Institute of Music. His major teachers have included John Mack, Eric Barr, John Ferrillo and Elaine Douvas. Roe was named Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist by Downbeat Magazine and won First Place in the Fort Worth Young Artist Competition. Before joining the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in May 1995 he played with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra (SC), the Erie Philharmonic and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, among others.
Roe has been soloist with the ISO on oboe, oboe d’amore and English horn, has appeared as narrator and works enthusiastically in the Orchestra’s education initiatives. He is a member of the faculty at Indiana University and performs with Suzuki & Friends and the Ronen Chamber Ensemble as well as recitals in Bloomington. Away from the oboe, he spends time renovating his home and pursuing his interests in running and opera.