A Georgia Peach originally from the Big Apple. Classically trained, she graduated with honors from The Juilliard School Pre-College Division, received her bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, master’s degree in music from Boston University, and Doctorate from Rutgers University. Dr. Roper has called Smyrna home for five years and is an instructor at Lovett Conservatory of Music.
WHAT MAKES YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC? Music is so very powerful. Music is therapeutic. It's a force. Imagine exercising with no music to motivate you, driving in Atlanta traffic with no music to soothe you.
WHAT IS A BENEFIT OF MUSIC? Music being a universal language… I was a member of an international orchestra comprised of highly skilled musicians from around the globe. Yet, we spoke one language and shared one voice when the conductor lifted his baton.
FAVORITE MEMORY RELATED TO YOUR MUSIC? I regularly give performances at a senior living community. Seeing the joy my music brings is so fulfilling. I love when they make song requests. What's even better is when they clap and sing along! These moments are priceless!
HOPES FOR THE ARTS IN SMYRNA? I'm hopeful for greater accessibility of the arts for all residents.