Roger Novak joined the Richmond Symphony in 2008. He has performed with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, KwaZulu-Natal Philharmonic Orchestra (South Africa), North Carolina Symphony, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Opera, St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Williamsburg Symphonia, National Symphonic Winds, National Chamber Players, and the Southwest Symphony Orchestra. He served in U.S. Air Force Bands for 22 years, where he recorded over 40 internationally released CDs and performed in several ensembles. He can be heard performing with other ensembles on six commercially released CDs, including a 1993 Grammy Award-winning album.
Roger serves as the director of Eternity Music Academy and stays active in his church community. He is the manager of the Hampton Horn Quartet, and enjoys being a freelance musician, clinician, adjudicator, and educator in the Richmond and Hampton Roads Metro areas. He had the privilege of playing several extra roles in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, and has recently acted in movies for the National Geographic Channel, AMC, CBN, and PBS. In his spare time, he loves to travel with his wife and spend time outdoors.