Roger Trigg was born in Melbourne, Australia. Gaining his early musical experience in The Salvation Army in Melbourne and Perth, he went on to study at The Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Music (Performance). This included studio tuition from Ken McClimont (Associate Principal Trombone, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra). In 1996, he continued his studies completing a Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education with the Australian Catholic University.

As a trombonist, Roger has been a member of The Salvation Army’s Melbourne Staff Band (1993-1997) and the New York Staff Band (1997-2001). Whilst in New York, Roger worked at The Salvation Army Headquarters as Assistant Divisional Music Director. In 2001, he returned to Melbourne and commenced work as Director of the Creative Ministries Department for The Salvation Army Melbourne Central Division. During his tenure, Roger directed Gospel Choirs, Contemporary Music Groups, Choirs and Brass Bands. Roger has accepted commissions from various groups and has had numerous works, recorded and published in the USA, Australia and the UK.

Click below to read a 'Composer
profile' from SA Bandsman magazine
(reprinted with kind permission)

Roger was Bandmaster of the Preston Citadel Band, Melbourne (2002-2005) and is currently a member of the Sydenham Salvation Army Band, Belfast. He works for the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) as an Education Manager with responsibilities for GCSE and GCE Music and Drama. Roger also keeps busy in both his role as part time tutor at the City of Belfast School of Music and as an occasional freelance trombonist. In May 2011, Roger graduated with an MA (Education: Leadership & Management) from the Open University.

Roger lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with his wife Cheryl, son Jacob and daughter Poppy.


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