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pianist

Alvin Whitehead Roper, American pianist.

Background

Roper, Alvin Whitehead was born on October 23, 1883 in near Wentzville, Missouri, United States. Son of Review William Henry and Sophronia Annie (Scruggs) Roper.

Education

Preparatory education, Pritchett Institute, Glasgow, Missouri, and Central College, Fayette, Missouri. Bachelor of Arts, Southwestern U., Georgetown, Texas, 1902. Studied music, 12 years, American teachers.

Career

Began study of piano at age of 7. Debut, 1903; made tour of the world, 1913. Played in every state in the United States and in Canada.

Served as piano soloist for World’s S.S. Convention, World’s Congress against Alcoholism, 3 International S.S. convs. Also for over 400 state and district convs. and abt. 100 evangelistic campaigns.

Appeared in nearly 500 recitals and concerts. Pianist Winona Lake, Indiana, 10 summer seasons. Widely recognized for improvisations and as interpreter of hymns.

Politics

The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

Views

Every Church member should be trusted with responsibilities. In building the local Methodist groups or 'societies', they should be trained to maintain the meetings and give pastoral care and challenge to the members.

Connections

Married Ruth Higley, April. Children: Ruthanetta, Helen Agnes.

father:
Review William Henry Roper

mother:
Sophronia Annie (Scruggs) Roper

spouse:
Ruth Higley

children:
Ruthanetta Roper

Helen Agnes Roper