Tia Roper

Former Faculty

Tia Roper has been the band director at Darlington since 2017. She studied flute in The Juilliard School's pre-college division before earning her B.M. in Music Education from Manhattan School of Music, M.M. in Music Performance from Boston University, and D.M.A. in Music Performance from Rutgers University. Roper has 15 years of experience teaching music at both the secondary and collegiate levels, most recently serving on the faculty at Bloomingdale School of Music in New York. During the summer, she also teaches at Usdan Center for Creative and Performing Arts. Roper's performance resume is extensive and includes orchestral, chamber, and solo recitals as well as international performances.


To London with Love: Chineke! Orchestra

Fine Arts | Tia Roper, September 14, 2017
Founded by Chi-chi Nwanoku, the Chineke! Orchestra is trailblazing. I had the wonderful opportunity to perform as a principal flutist and piccolo player with Chineke! this past summer in London, England.

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Roper to lead Upper School band program

August 17, 2017
Tia Roper has joined the Darlington Community to direct the Upper School band, as well as wind ensemble, jazz band, and beginning instrumental methods.

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