Our Director

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Roger Turek
Director of the Arlingtones 
 
 
We are fortunate to have Roger Turek, who joined us in the summer of 2008, as our musical director. 
 
A native of Conneticut, Roger received his musical training at both Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and the Royal School of Church Music in Cambridge, England.
 
His doctoral degree in sight, Roger comes to the Arlingtones with a broad background in choral music.  He has served as music director for the University of South Carolina theatre department, as well as a member of the choral music staff at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.  He has taught music in grades K-12 here in the United States and has toured Europe as a sectional director for America's Youth in Concert. 
In the world of musical theatre, Roger is as comfortable on the stage as in the pit, having played the roles of Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof, Professor Harold Hill in the Music Man, Herod in Jesus Christ  Superstar, and Billy in Anything Goes. He has also conducted pit orchestras for Godspell, Hair, Nunsense, Sound of Music, Hello Dolly, and Joseph and the Amazing Color Dream Coat. He has served as the bass soloist for presentations of Handel's Messiah and Mozart's Requiem. 
 
When not making music, Roger enjoys raising and showing Bernese Mountain dogs and has been an active provider of Therapy Dogs International.Roger and his wife Jill live in Bloomingdale with their dogs "Cooper" and "Noah". 
Roger is proud to be a part of the Arlingtones and looks forward to a long association with us. 

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