A Nashville native, Roger Wiesmeyer began playing piano at age 4 and oboe at age 10. Former Nashville Symphony principal oboist Bobby Taylor was his first teacher at the Blair School of Music, where he studied from 1975-82. Upon graduation from Hillsboro High School, he studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with John de Lancie and Richard Woodhams. Wiesmeyer played oboe in the Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Honolulu symphonies before returning to Nashville to play English horn in the fall of 2001. In addition to performing oboe and English horn with the Gateway Chamber Orchestra he is a member of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, teaches pre-college oboe at Blair, is a charter member of the chamber group ALIAS, and presents an annual Mozart birthday benefit concert at Edgehill United Methodist Church.