D.M.A., Florida State University
Terry Roberts began his musical studies at the age of five, first with piano, then horn and cello. He completed his Bachelor of Music at Florida State University in 1976 and moved to Europe to further his musical studies. In 1977 he was engaged as Solo Horn of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and in 1984 moved to Monaco as Solo Horn with l’Orchestre Philharmonic du Monte Carlo.
In 1993 he moved back to the United States and started a freelance career as soloist, chamber and orchestra musician. Dr. Roberts was a prizewinner in the 1994 American Horn Competition, Professional Division. He has performed and recorded with orchestras throughout Europe and the United States.
While performing on the horn, both as soloist and in the orchestra, he took up conducting in Europe. Dr. Roberts studied in Cologne, Germany and at the Conservatoire du Nice, France. He has been able to work with many well known conductors from all over the world such as Lorin Maazel, Daniel Barenboim and Sir Neville Mariner. Dr. Roberts was Music Director/ Conductor of the Chipola Regional Symphony Orchestra in Florida through 1998.
Having since completed his Doctorate at Florida State University, Dr. Roberts is currently associate professor of music at Francis Marion University and Music Director/Conductor of the Florence Symphony Orchestra.