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Roller, A. Clyde



Archibald Clyde Roller (October 13, 1914 – October 16, 2005) was an American music professor, conductor, and oboist. Roller, a native of Rogersville, Missouri, received his musical education at the Eastman School of Music, graduating in 1941. Roller was the principal oboist with several orchestras: the Oklahoma City Symphony from 1937 to 1939, the Birmingham (Alabama) Symphony from 1940 to 1942, and the Tulsa Philharmonic. He conducted Dallas's Southern Methodist University Orchestra from 1947 to 1948, and from 1948 to 1962 was music director of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. He also guest conducted the Boston Symphony Orchestra: Roller and Arthur Fiedler swapped conducting roles on occasion as well, with Fiedler leading the Amarillo Symphony and Roller conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra. He was the resident conductor of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the musical director and conductor of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra (Michigan) 1967–1978. Roller was a favorite of New Zealand, having appeared there six times to take the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra on tour, recording with them for television and radio, and also performing with the Royal Christchurch Society in an All-Beethoven concert.

Found in 304 Collections and/or Records:

75th season, 269th program, IAC HSCO, 2002-07-19

Identifier: 43825000153139

Interlochen Arts Camp, high school, concert orchestra, 2002, Roller

Dates: 2002-07-19

76th season, 241st program, IAC HS Concert Orchestra, 2003-07-18

Identifier: 43825000158542

Interlochen Arts Camp, high school, concert orchestra, 2003, Roller

Dates: 2003-07-18

77th season, 187th program, IAC HS Concert Orchestra, 2004-07-23

Identifier: 43825000169937

Interlochen Arts Camp, high school, concert orchestra, 2004, Roller, Kranjc, oboe, Cole, trombone

Dates: 2004-07-23

A. Clyde Roller Photos, 1968 - 1972

Scope and Contents note From the Fonds: Photography has always been important to the National Music Camp, and photos exist from the earliest years of the Camp. Beginning in circa 1944, a concerted effort was made each year to fully document camp life. A professional photographer was on site throughout the season, taking high quality, usually staged, photographs. These consisted of group shots of each of the camper cabins, and numerous individual shots of campers and instructors. These photos were developed on-site in the campus...
Dates: 1968 - 1972

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