Tia Roper


As a distinguished soloist and concert artist, Dr. Tia Roper-Penn 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 2004-2005 Artists International Debut Recital Award and received critical acclaim for her Carnegie Hall recital debut. The New York Amsterdam News applauded “her remarkable technical command of her instrument as well as highly refined musicianship.”

She 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. Tia has given concert performances in Russia, Switzerland, the Barbados, Japan, Venezuela, and throughout the United States. Recent concerts also include her collaboration with oboist Megan Marolf as a founding member of Alchemy Winds.

Dr. Roper-Penn 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.

As an active music educator, Tia Roper-Penn has taught at the Grand Street Campus High School. She is the flute coach for the Carnegie Hill Orchestra of the InterSchool Symphony Orchestras of New York and is currently on the faculty of the Bloomingdale School of Music and the Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts.