Dr. Eugene Rogers is the associate director of choirs at the University of Michigan, where he teaches undergraduate conducting, conducts the Men’s Glee Club, the University Choir, and is the faculty director of the MPulse Vocal Arts Institute (a national high school summer program). His past appointments include Macalester College in St. 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).
Rogers has appeared as guest conductor, adjudicator, and lecturer throughout the United States as well as Africa, Canada, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong, and Italy. Recently, Rogers served as a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts and was one of three featured conductors and lecturers for Singapore’s Ministry Branch of Education Inaugural World Youth Choir Festival. His guest appearances include the Lisbon Summerfest Chamber Choir and Festival Chorus; VocalEssence and the Minnesota Public Radio Harmony in the Park; the British Columbia Music Education Association Honor Choir; the NAfME All-Northwest High School Mixed Choir; Westminster Chamber Choir (Florence, Italy and Princeton, New Jersey); Choral Music Experience (London, England); the 2007 and 2013 Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia High Schools Biennial Music Festival (Singapore); the Rocky Mountains National Music Festival (Banff, Canada); 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; 2012 Oregon All-State Mixed Choir; and the Vocalizze Youth Program in Lisbon.
In addition to his duties as a conductor, teacher, and singer, Rogers is co- artistic director of Portugal’s Lisbon Choral Festival and, in 2010 and 2011, was 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 National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Imuka Singers, and the American Composers Forum, where he functions as editor for the ChoralQuest series.
Rogers completed his undergraduate degree in choral music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and his master of music and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).