A native of Kentucky and currently resides in Chicago * Composer, conductor, singer and teacher * Award-winning compositions include several large works for chorus and orchestra as well as shorter works for all vocal ensembles, and solo songs * Frequently commissioned works are heard in churches, synagogues, schools and concert halls throughout the world * A lyric baritone, he has performed with major symphonies in the U.S.A., at the festivals of Tanglewood, Blossom, Ravinia, and Mostly Mozart * His art songs are favorites of many young artists of the Lyric Opera of Chicago * Grammy nomination in 1987 for Best Chamber Music recording * Conductor of The Camerata Singers and Music Director at North Shore Unitarian Church, Deerfield, Illinois * Has held teaching positions at Northwestern University, DePaul University and Loyola University, Chicago * Currently a choral faculty member at North Park University Chicago * Trained at the University of Kentucky, Wichita State University, Northwestern University and the Salzburg Mozarteum.
“Most of all, Rogers knows how to build beautiful vocal lines, and he shapes them for all the singers.” - Jonathan Miller, Artistic Director, Chicago a cappella
“You write gorgeously for voices! Bravo!" - Ralph N. Jackson, BMI Classical Music