Roger Logan, Professor of Horn at the University of Montana, studied piano and horn as he grew up in Moscow, Idaho. Coming from a musical family, he majored in music at the University of Idaho, and joined the Spokane Symphony Orchestra in his junior year. In addition to his current duties as Associate Principal/ Third Horn with the SSO, Mr. Logan performs and records regularly with the Solstice Wind Quintet, Cathedral Brass, Clarion, the Spokane Symphony Brass Ensemble, the Sitelo Trio, and on the Connoisseur Concerts and Allegro Chamber Music Series. As a member of the historic Spokane Falls Brass Band from 1981-1999, he made a number of recordings, has appeared in concert and at major Ragtime festivals throughout the west and mid-west, and has appeared on the nationally syndicated public radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” with Garrison Keilor. His work in the recording studio has been heard nationally on CNN, TBS, NBC, ABC, Warner Brothers, and many other networks.
Mr. Logan is also in demand as an arranger, with more than 50 arrangements for winds and brass to his credit. Recent commissions include a set of four French songs for soprano and wind quintet, an arrangement of Brahms' “Haydn Variations” for wind nonet, and Copland's “The Promise of Living” for choir, brass quintet and organ. He also worked as an orchestrator and prepared the orchestral parts for the movie “The Basket” which premiered at the Cannes and Seattle Film Festivals in the spring of 1999, and was released nationally by MGM in December 2001.