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College of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Visual and Performing Arts

Faculty & Staff Profiles

 
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 Rogers, Don   Name:  Donald Rogers 
Title:  Chair, Department of Music; Associate Professor of Music 
Education:
Ph.D., Music Education, University of South Carolina
M.M., Music Education, Winthrop University
B.A., Music Education, University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Office:  129 Conservatory of Music  
Phone:  803/323-2255 
E-mail:  rogersd@winthrop.edu  
Web:   
Area(s):
Choral Music Education, Foundations of Music Education, Choral Literature, Research in Music

Rogers has been a member of the music faculty at Winthrop since 1975, and has served as 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. He currently directs the 12-member Madrigal Singers, a group that performs the annual Olde English Madrigal Feaste on the Winthrop campus (a 22-year tradition). Rogers also serves as director of the Summer ST-ARTS Program, a three-week comprehensive arts program for 250 artistically gifted and talented middle school students held annually on Winthrop's campus.

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.