Dr. Donald Rogers
4/17 & 4/18
Dr. Rogers recently retired as a member of the music faculty at Winthrop University, where he had served since 1975, and served as the chair of the Department of Music since 1996.
He has directed the Winthrop University Glee Club; taught secondary choral methods, choral literature, and voice; and supervised student interns. In his undergraduate and post-graduate studies, Rogers has done extensive research on the subject of choral tone as it applies to middle school and high school choral ensembles. He is past president and governor for the South Carolina state chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and holds additional professional memberships in the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, and the Presbyterian Association of Musicians. Rogers is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda (the national honor society in music) and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (he received their national Orpheus Award). He also is an evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Music. Rogers has served often as a middle school and high school choral music adjudicator and clinician throughout the Carolinas, including Festival in the Parks and the Carowinds Choral Festival. He serves as director of music at First Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill.