As a distinguished soloist and concert artist, Dr. Tia Roper has several credits to her name. They include holding the principal flute positions of the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the Boston Civic Symphony Orchestra, and the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Japan. She also won grand prize in the Artists International Debut Recital Award and received critical acclaim for her Carnegie Hall recital debut. Dr. Roper has performed as a soloist with the Queens Symphony Orchestra and as a substitute player with the New York City Ballet Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, and Westchester Philharmonic.
A winner of the New York Flute Club Competition, Tia was also awarded first-runner up in the Frank Bowen Young Artists Competition and was a finalist in the renowned Pappoutsakis Flute Competition. She has been a featured guest on Boston’s cable television show “It’s all about the Arts” as well as Houston’s KUHF 88.7 radio station where her collaboration as a member of Aperio Music of the Americas has been broadcast. Her debut album, The Magic Flute, on the Albany Records label has received glowing reviews and was submitted by the head of Albany Records for Grammy nomination consideration. It successfully advanced to the first round ballot in the category of Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance in collaboration with pianist Mitchell Vines. She can also be heard on singer/songwriter Jann Klose’s album MOSAIC. Ms. Roper has given concert performances in Russia, Switzerland, the Barbados, Japan, Venezuela, England, and throughout the United States.
Tia Roper was a student at the Juilliard Pre-College where she graduated with honors. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, her Masters Degree in Music Performance from Boston University, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Rutgers University. An avid music educator, Dr. Roper most recently served as the University of North Georgia Flute Professor. She is currently Band Director at Mill Springs Academy.