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Dr. Rom received his Bachelor of Music in tuba performance at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he also worked on his Master's coursework. He also received his Doctorate of Music Arts degree in tuba performance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Rom's Principle teachers were Charles Villarrubia of the Rhythm and Brass, Sam Pilafian founder of Empire Brass and current tubist of the Boston Brass, Mike Allen tubist and founder of the Boulder Brass, and James D. Thornton former euphonium soloist of the President's Own Marine Band in Washington D.C.
When Dr. Rom is not performing or teaching, he likes to spend time with his lovely wife Rhonda and two beautiful daughters, Elise and Sydney. He also enjoys reading, hand lettering, solving blacksmith’s puzzles, and adding to his collection of playing cards.
As a soloist, Dr Rom has given recitals in Dallas, Austin, and Knoxville TN. He has also been a featured guest artist performing with the Frisco High Symphonic Band and the Legacy Christian Academy's Wind Ensemble. With his tuba duo Loose Canons, Dr. Rom played concerts at Baylor University in Waco, TX, the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, Oklahoma State in Stillwater, OK, and University of Missouri in Kansas City, MO.
As a chamber artist, Dr. Rom toured with the international brass group The King's Brass. Dr. Rom can be heard on 6 King's Brass recordings. In addition to The King's Brass, Dr Rom has also played with The Colorado Ballet, The Central City Opera, The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and is currently a tubist in the Lone Star Wind Symphony.
As an educator, Dr. Rom has 20 years of experience teaching in both public and private schools. He has taught band, jazz band, brass quintet, AP music theory, and private lessons. He is currently the Co-Director of the Frisco Youth Symphony and serves on faculty at the International Music Camp teaching University Prep.