For the past 30 years Roger has taught and played trumpet professionally worldwide. His musical education began at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, where Roger studied with several trumpet players from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He continued to study privately with a number of teachers in other genres of music. Focusing on learning these many styles of music, Roger was able to be diverse in his performing. When he won the audition for Principal Trumpet of the Northwest Indiana Symphony, Roger was also busy in another group. The “Nicholas Tremulis Band” became popular throughout the Midwest as an up and coming group in the 1980’s. Roger and founder Nick Tremulis wrote all the music for the band, which won a two record deal with Island Records. The band won critical acclaim as it warmed up for large acts like Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Bruce Willis, and others. When the band slowed down, Roger then jumped into another new area of playing. Playing in theaters in and around Chicago, Roger was again very busy. He played for the United States tour of “Into the Woods” and the European tour of “West Side Story”. Most recently, Roger has played for the Broadway in Chicago version of “Wicked”, “Miss Saigon”, “Chorus Line” “Young Frankenstein” “Phantom of the Opera”, “Dreamgirls”, “Chicago” and “9 to 5 the Musical”.
Roger remains busy performing with several groups around the Chicago area, including "Roger Reupert and Friends", an interactive improvisational group, "Tropixplosion" a tropical pop band, and "Caribe", a Latin Jazz Orchetsra
Roger’s teachers have included, Louis Davidson of the Cleveland Orchestra, Luther Didrickson, of Northwestern University, William Scarlett, and George Vosburgh of the Chicago Symphony and Rick Henly, lead trumpet on Broadway.
As a teacher, Roger is very excited to teach all ages of players and at all levels. With his experience in a wide range of styles, Roger uses positive motivation in his teaching principles, in order to help students want to learn and excel. Roger teaches privately at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park, in Crystal Lake, Illinois and is an adjunct faculty of McHenry County College, in Crystal Lake, Illinois. You can contact him at 815.382.3328 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org