Seattle native Roy Herzer studied trumpet with Roy Cummings, head of the University of Washington trumpet studio, then theory, orchestration, and composition with Robert Panerio at Central Washington University, earning a degree in music education and holding K-12 endorsements in choral, instrumental, and general music.
Contributing as a studio musician over the years, Roy has performed as the brass section for ABC, CBS, FOX news, American Top Forty, and a long list of broadcast imaging packages worldwide. As a freelancer, Roy has arranged and conducted for recordings using members of Los Angeles Philharmonic, Northwest Sinfonia, and others.
Roy has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe as a performer and side man, and has performed as part of numerous local symphonic and chamber groups, including as principle trumpet for the Seattle Opera outreach concerts.
A published composer, Roy has written for choral and instrumental ensembles of all sizes and configurations in diverse settings such as churches, civic groups, jazz ensembles, educational, and military organizations.