Dr. Roderick Lauderdale

Performing Arts

rlauderdale@mcneese.edu | 337-475-5008 | SFAA 210-A

RODERICK S. LAUDERDALE is in his 31st year as professor of French horn at McNeese State University in Lake Charles Louisiana. In addition to teaching horn he teaches Music Appreciation and Popular World Music. In summers he is the director of the Musically Gifted program of the Governor’s Program for Gifted Students. Before coming to McNeese, Mr. Lauderdale taught at the University of North Texas in Denton while pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts. A native of northern California, Mr. Lauderdale’s interest in music started while singing in the San Francisco Boys Chorus. As an undergraduate at Cal. State Hayward he played with the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, Oakland Symphony, American Ballet Theater, and San Francisco Young Professional Symphony Orchestra. While getting his MM, Mr. Lauderdale played principal with the Dallas Wind Symphony and the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra. After coming to MSU, Mr. Lauderdale has played principal horn with Baton Rouge Symphony, Shreveport Symphony, Mobile Symphony, Pensacola Opera and the Lake Charles Symphony. Currently Mr. Lauderdale is the principal horn for the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, the Rapides Symphony and second horn with the Symphony of South-East Texas. Mr. Lauderdale is a member of the International Horn Society and has been involved in many of their workshops. He holds a BA in Music from California State University, Hayward and a MM in Conducting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His teachers include Earl Saxton, David Sprung, Joseph Singer, Greg Hustis, and William Scharnberg.