Dr. Sam Baltzer is director of the music education program at Shorter College
in Rome, GA. Besides his responsibilities at Shorter, Sam also directs all
of the R.O.M.E. musical ensembles - the Northwest Georgia Winds,
Chamber Players of the South, and the Clocktower Jazz Ensemble. He also
leads and plays string bass in Applescraps, a small jazz combo. Sam is an
active composer, arranger, performer, and clinician. The Rome Area Council
for the Arts (RACA) awarded their Artist of the Year award to Sam
It seems only a year ago that we were announcing a new season,
and here we are again!This will be a special season as we celebrate
the NW GA WINDS 25th year of music making. It’s been quite a journey!
Once again this season, R.O.M.E. will present five FREE concerts by the WINDS,
We will also host a Cabaret by the Shorter Music Theatre students to benefit
We invest a lot of time and love in these events and here’s what YOU can do to help:
I hope to see you soon!!
Our Mission R.O.M.E. (Rome's Own Musical Ensembles) is a nonprofit corporation
established in 2001 to administer the activities of its three affiliate musical groups. Its mission
is to help build a better community by providing high quality, affordable, family-oriented musical
programs; to provide a performance outlet for adult musicians; and to include as guests the many
excellent music, dance, and theater groups in our area.