Roger Oyster, long time Principal Trombone in the Kansas City Symphony and formerly Principal Euphonium and Euphonium Soloist with the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” has been appointed Artist in Residence Instructor of Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba at the University of Central Missouri (UCM), in Warrensburg, MO. Oyster, who is retiring from the Kansas City Symphony in June 2023, has been the Artist in Residence Instructor of Trombone at UCM since 2011, and with the retirement of former Kansas City Symphony Tubist Steve Seward from UCM, has added euphonium and tuba to the scope of his teaching responsibilities. Oyster looks forward to his expanded role at the Music Department of UCM. Oyster joined the U.S. Marine Band in 1981 and ended his career there as Principal Euphonium and Euphonium Soloist, appearing as a featured soloist on over 80 concerts and on two National Tours. Oyster began his career as an orchestral Principal Trombonist in 1988, first with the St. Louis Symphony and then with the Kansas City Symphony. He has played Principal Trombone with eleven ICSOM orchestras across the US, and has performed, as a soloist or guest musician on euphonium, with an additional twelve ICSOM orchestras, as well as the Hong Kong Philharmonic. He can be heard as a trombonist on over 80 commercially released recordings with the Kansas City Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, and Detroit Symphony. He has made several recordings playing orchestral repertoire on euphonium, performing with the Kansas City Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony. As a Euphonium Soloist, Oyster can be heard on a recording of “The Zodiac Concerto,” by Anthony Di Lorenzo, along with Horn Soloist William Caballero, Principal Horn of the Pittsburgh Symphony, with the University of Central Florida Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Scott Lubaroff, on Flying Horse Records (also available on Amazon Music). As a teacher, Oyster has former students enjoying success in numerous fields of music, including many successful music educators in the Midwest, a number of both tenured and adjunct university educators, as well as a number of professional performers in the premier U.S. Military Bands, including the U.S. Air Force Band, the Army Band of West Point, and the U.S. Marine Band, and as performers in ROPA and ICSOM orchestras, including the Las Vegas Symphony, the Austin (TX) Symphony and Opera, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.