Roger is also an active music educator, and teaches at the Denver School of the Arts and at teaches privately as well. He formerly taught at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, University of Denver, Western Kentucky University, Bellarmine University and Florida State College in Jacksonville. He has also given master classes and recitals at over 30 universities across the United States.
Roger is an active member of the International Double Reed Society and has been a featured performer at 8 annual conferences, and has given 2 world premier performances at these conferences.
As a soloist, Roger has performed with the Louisville Orchestra(KY), Oklahoma City Symphony(OK), Symphony in C(NJ) , Louisville Bach Society Orchestra(KY) Jewish Community Center Orchestra of Louisville, KY.
In 2000 he was a contrabassoon soloist with the Louisville Orchestra on "Hell's Angels" by Michael Daugherty in it's North American Premier performance.
Roger has recorded extensively with the Colorado, Nashville and Louisville Orchestras and can be heard on First Edition, Naxos, Geffen, CRI, D'Note, Koch, Bis, labels as well as newer recordings with the Colorado Symphony on their own label.
A graduate of Indiana University, Roger studied bassoon with Sidney Rosenberg, Wilbur Simpson, Frank Wangler and Sam Jordan, and contrabassoon with Bradford Buckley. He held fellowships to the National Orchestral Association(NY), Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Aspen Music Festival.
Roger has been married to Angela Soren since 1989, and they have 3 beautiful daughters.