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Roderick Lauderdale

Nocturne for Horn and Piano is dedicated to Roderick Lauderdale.
Roderick Lauderdale

Roderick S. Lauderdale is professor of French horn at McNeese State University in Lake Charles Louisiana. Before coming to McNeese, Mr. Lauderdale taught at the University of North Texas in Denton while pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. A native of northern California, Mr. Lauderdale's interest in music started while singing in the San Francisco Boys Chorus. As an undergrad he played with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Oakland Symphony, American Ballet Theater, and San Francisco Young Professional Symphony Orchestra. While getting his MM Mr. Lauderdale played principal with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Wichita Falls Symphony.

After coming to MSU, Mr. Lauderdale played principal horn with Shreveport Symphony, Lake Charles Symphony, Rapides Symphony, and Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. Currently Mr. Lauderdale is the principal horn for the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra and Rapides Symphony, second horn with the Symphony of South-East Texas and extra horn with the Mobile Symphony. Mr. Lauderdale is a member of the International Horn Society and has been involved in many of their workshops. He holds a BA in Music from California State University, Hayward and a MM in Conducting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His teachers include Earl Saxton, David Sprung, Joseph Singer, Greg Hustis, and William Scharnberg.