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 served as Bandmaster of the Preston Citadel Band, Melbourne from 2002 to 2005 and is currently the Deputy Bandmaster of the Sydenham Salvation Army Band, Belfast.

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


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