Cultural Arts Series: Madeline Rogers in Concert
Originally from Eldorado, IL, Dr. Madeline Rogers began her educational career at Southeastern Illinois College before transferring to Southern Illinois University Carbondale for a Bachelors in Piano Performance. She earned a Masters in Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a student of André Watts and a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the University of Nebraska with Dr. Paul Barnes. While attending IU, Rogers also studied vocal performance with Patricia Havranek and performed collaboratively under the instruction of Dr. Charles Prestinari.
Rogers is an accomplished solo and collaborative performer in the US and abroad. She is frequently requested to collaborate with other faculty and guest artists, most recently performing a program featuring all vocal faculty from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. In 2019, Rogers collaborated with faculty from various campuses across Nebraska to present a program of chamber music inspired by Shakespeare at Churchill College in Cambridge, UK. Other international performances include collaboration with Maestro Andrea Grassi in 2017, in lectures pertaining to his Henle Urtext edition of the clarinet music of Brahms. In July of 2022, Rogers will be presenting a solo piano program at Brahms’s house in Baden-Baden, Germany, combined with a research project on his late works.
A proponent of living composers, Rogers has worked closely with Victoria Bond to revive a piano concerto that was last performed in 1997 and was the first to premiere the two-piano version of the concerto in April, 2021. Her doctoral research included tracing cyclicism and Romantic elements within the chant-inspired piano pieces of Victoria Bond. This research culminated in commissioning fellow doctoral student Christian Johnson to transcribe the orchestral reduction of Bond’s first piano concerto, funded by grants from the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and the Glenn Korff School of Music, which was subsequently presented at the Nebraska Music Teachers Association Conference in October of 2021.
Rogers is an experienced instructor, having taught in both private studio and class piano settings since 2010. While pursuing her doctorate at UNL she served as studio assistant to Dr. Paul Barnes, teaching collegiate pianists and instructing applied lessons and piano literature classes. She currently serves as an Artist-Faculty member teaching solo and collaborative piano at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.
Tickets will be available at the door ($10 adults and $5 students). For more info, call 618-252-5400 ext. 2486, 2487 or 618-841-4649.