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Roger Pemberton Collection

Identifier: SCU-MUS-0005
The Roger Pemberton Collection consists entirely of scores and parts of his big band arrangements of jazz compositions, arranged alphabetically.


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Materials in the Roger Pemberton Collection are available for use Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. by appointment. Please telephone 803-777-5139 for further assistance.


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Biographical Sketch

Roger Pemberton is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. Roger is an internationally renowned saxophonist and woodwind specialist, conductor, arranger, and recording artist.

He is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a master of Music of Music in woodwinds and was the first instructor of saxophone and jazz composition.

He was one of the arrangers and musicians for the Merv Griffin Show, was recently inducted into the South Carolina State University Jazz Hall of Fame, awarded honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Newberry College and the University of Evansville (IN), and still serves as clinician/soloist for United Musical Instruments of Elkhart, Indiana.

He has recorded albums with such legends as Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, and Les Hooper. He has produced and recorded two albums: "Chicagojazz" and "Carolina Love Moods." His arrangements and compositions are published by Studio P/R, Hal Leonard, William Allen Music, and UNC Jazz Press (Greeley, CO).

Series Description

Series I: Big Band Arrangements (Scores and Parts)

Physical Location

This collection is housed in the Music Library, which is located in the School of Music at 813 Assembly Street in Room 208 (on the 2nd floor).

Processed by:

Isabel Otero and Joel Shields (May 2000)

Repository Details

Part of the Music Library Repository

813 Assembly Street, Room 208
School of Music, University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA
803-777-1426 (Fax)

Inventory of the Roger Pemberton Collection
Nick Homenda
June 6, 2011
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