Silvia Roederer is professor of music at Western Michigan University, where she serves as chair of the keyboard area, teaches piano and keyboard pedagogy, and coordinates class piano instruction. A native of Argentina, Roederer's musical training began after her family immigrated to the United States. She studied at the Eastman School and at the University of Southern California, where she completed a doctor of musical arts degree. In 1997, Roederer became the pianist of the Verdehr Trio, a violin-clarinet-piano ensemble which has commissioned over 200 works. The Verdehr Trio has played in Carnegie and Merkin Hall in New York City, and plays biannually at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. The Verdehr Trio has performed in 49 of 50 states and around the world, including two European tours with performances in London, Vienna, Paris and Athens.