Associate Director of Choirs and Assistant Professor of Conducting
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Dr. Eugene Rogers is the associate director of choirs at the University of Michigan, where he teaches undergraduate conducting and conducts the Men's Glee Club and the University Choir. His past appointments include Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois and Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago (formerly the Glen Ellyn Children's Choir). At Macalester College, where he served as director of choral activities, Rogers commissioned and premiered numerous new works and began the Songs of the Earth (World Music) Concert Series.
Rogers has appeared as guest conductor, adjudicator and lecturer in over 15 states as well as Africa, Canada, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong and Italy. Recently, he was one of three featured conductors and lecturers for Singapore's Ministry Branch of Education Inaugural World Youth Choir Festival for secondary and junior college students and directors. His guest appearances include: the Westminster Chamber Choir, Florence, Italy and Princeton, New Jersey; Choral Music Experience, London, England; the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia High Schools Biennial Music Festival, Singapore; the Oklahoma State University Choral Festival, Stillwater, Oklahoma; the Florida ACDA High School Mixed Honor Choir; the Salem, Oregon All-City Honor Choir; the Virginia Music Educators Association District X SATB High School Festival Chorus; the Alabama Middle School All-State Choir; the Illinois ACDA Summer Conference; the American Choral Directors Association North Central Division Middle School Honor Choir; Chorus America 2011 San Francisco Conference; the 2012 Oregon All-State Mixed Choir; and the Vocalizze Youth Program in Lisbon, Portugal. Upcoming engagements include: the British Columbia Choral Association Honor Choir, All-Northwest 2013 HS Mixed Honor Choir, Santa Barbara Choral Society, VocalEssence and Minnesota Public Radio Harmony in the Park and 2013 Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asian High Schools in Singapore.
As a singer, Rogers has performed with the World Youth Choir, The Portland Symphonic Choir, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale and the May Festival Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio. Recently, he traveled to and studied the choral traditions of East Africa (Tanzania), and published three editions of Tanzanian Choral Music under the Hal Leonard World Music Series.
In addition to his duties as a conductor, teacher and singer, Rogers is Co- Artistic Director of the Lisbon Choral Festival and was in 2010 and 2011 the Artistic Director of the Disneyland Hong Kong Winter Choral Festival. He currently serves on the boards of the Michigan American Choral Directors Association (College and University R & S Chair), the Imuka Singers, and the American Composers Forum, where he functions as editor for the ChoralQuest series.
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