WAYLAND ROGERS

The compositions of Wayland Rogers are performed throughout America and abroad in concert halls, schools, churches, and synagogues. Recent performances have been given in Canada, Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, England, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Spain and France, Latvia, Estonia and Russia.

In Chicago, where he lives, recent performances have been given by:

Acappellago
Anima (formerly Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus)
Bella Voce
Buffalo Grove Children's Chorus
Chicago a cappella,
Chicago Choral Ensemble
Chicago Choral Artists
Chicago Chamber Choir
Chicago College of Performing Arts
Chicago Master Singers
Camerata Singers of Lake Forest
Congregation Solel
David Portillo, Tenor
DePaul University
Erika Buchholz, Soprano
Jamie O'Reilly, Soprano
Juliet Petrus, Soprano
Lake Shore Choral Festival
Lake Side Singers
Evanston Children's Chorus
Heritage Chorale of Oak Park
Katherine Calcamuggio, Mezzo-Sop.
Lake Forest High School
Lake County College
Loyola University
Michelle Areyzaga, Soprano
Maria Lagios, Soprano
Music Institute of Chicago Chorale
New Classic Singers
North Park University
Northwestern University
Northeastern University
North Shore Unitarian Church
Northwest Covenant Church
St. Ferdinand's Church
St.James Cathedral Episcopal
St John Brebeuf Church
Red Rose Children's Chorus
Rosalind Lee, Soprano
Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Wicker Park Choral Singers
William Ferris Chorale
Young Naperville Singers
Zach Vanderberg, Tenor

Further afield, recent performances have been given by:

American Boy Choir (NJ)
Augsburg College Choir (tour of China)
Brigham Young Singers (Utah)
Calgary Girls' Choir (Canada)
Chantry Quire (UK)
Crescent City Choral Fesival (LA)
Cal Tech Women's Glee Club( CA)
Dartmouth College Chamber Singers (NH)
Eco Elegante Female Chorus (Japan)
Glimmerglass Opera (NY)
Gleniffer Singers (Scotland)
Kodaly Childrens Chorus (KS)
Leeds University Liturgical Singers (UK)
Maryland Childrens' Chorus
Meistersingers (CA)
National Youth Choir of Scotland
Pacific International Children's Chorus (OR)
San Antonio Children's Choir
San Antonio Chamber Choir
Saskatoon Mens' Chorus (Can)
SOLI Chamber Ensemble
St. Louis Childrens' Chorus (MO)
St. Ceclia Singers of Ottawa (Can)
Statewide Elementary Honors Choir(GA)
Sun Coast Singers(BC. Can)
Shenandoah Valley Childrens' Choir(VA)
St. Mary's College Choir(IN)
St. Cecilia Singers (Ottowa, Can)
Yue Yue Youth Choir-Rutgers U (NJ)
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club
University of Oregon Chamber Singers
University of Toledo Chorus (OH)

 
Of his more than 150 works, many have been especially commissioned. See individual pieces in the catalogue.

He is winner of several composition competitions including:

The American Prize (Choral Composition-Professional) finalist, 2014
The 1998 Roger Wagner Center Choral Competition
The Meistersingers Choral Competition
The Chautauqua Chamber Singers Award
The Illinois ACDA Choral Composition Competition in 2000 and in 2011
The Vincent B. Silliman Anthem Award (1st prize in 2004 and 2008, 2nd prize in 1996)
Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Choral Composition Prize. Leeds, England
The 2011 Thornesian Prize, Chichester, England
The 2011 Wenger International Choral Composition Competition


His publishers are:
Boosey and Hawkes
Alliance Music Publications
Jackman Music Corp.
Colla Voce Music
Thomas House Publications Hal Leonard)
Graphite Publishing
WR Editions (to be ordered at this web site)
He is affiliated with BMI (Broadcast Music Corporation)

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. For 15 years he was Artistic Director/Conductor of The Camerata Singers of Lake Forest, and Music Director at North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield, IL. for 25 years. He held aculty appointments at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Loyola University/Chicago, North Park University, The Music Institute of Chicago, Western Kentucky University, and Lambuth University.