Mr. Rogers, a singer, conductor and teacher as well as a composer was born December 26, 1941 in Kentucky and trained at University of Kentucky, Wichita State University, Northwestern University, The Salzburg Mozarteum, and in London. His compositions have been performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center/Chicago, Ishihara Hall/Osaka, Competition Hall/Jakarta, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Ely Cathedral/England, Riverside Church/NYC, St. Patrick’s Cathedral/NYC, St. John the Divine/NYC, National Cathedral/DC.
As a singer he has sung with Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Central City Opera, Music of the Baroque, Grant Park Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Blossom Festival, Ravinia Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. He received a 1986 Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music recording with the Chicago Symphony Winds. He trained as a conductor with Margaret Hillis, founder and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. He was Artistic Director/Conductor of The Camerata Singers of Lake Forest for 15 years, and Music Director at North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield, IL. for 25 years. He held faculty appointments at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Loyola University/Chicago, North Park University, The Music Institute of Chicago, Western Kentucky University, and Lambuth University.