Professor Bruce Rogers is the Director of Choral Activities at Mt. San Antonio College, in Walnut, California. In this role, he oversees the departments various vocal and choral programs, which span the entire spectrum of music from classical to jazz. He personally directs Mt. San Antonio College award-winning Chamber Singers and the elite vocal jazz ensemble, Singcopation.
Choirs under his direction have achieved top ranking in national and international competitions throughout the world, including performances in Concert Halls throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Scotland, Wales, England, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, South Africa and China. Mr. Rogers' choirs have had the honor of performing at eight California State Conventions, twelve American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Regional and National Conventions as well as performing at three International Association of Jazz Educators(IAJE) National Conventions and a 2017 performance at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) Conference. In the year 2001, Mr. Rogers became the first choral director in United States history to have two different choirs perform at both the IAJE National Convention and the ACDA National Convention, and in 2005, he achieved this special honor once again. In 2017 he again had two different choirs perform at both the JEN National Conference in New Orleans and the ACDA National Convention in Minneapolis.
Mr. Rogers guest conducting ventures outside of the United States, includes conducting at the CAMIS International Honor Band and Choral Festival hosted by the International School at The Hague in the Netherlands, conducting at the CACCET Choral Conductor Workshop held in Melbourne, Australia, guest conducting the music of Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna and Budapest with a Festival Choir and Orchestra honoring the 20th Anniversary of Haydn’s death, and was the headline clinician and guest conductor at the "Australian National Choral Association"(ANCA) Convention in Port Macquarie, Australia. He has guest conducted the New York Chamber Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall on seven different occasions and has performed by special invitation at Lincoln Center. In 2007, Professor Rogers was invited to conduct the ACDA National Two-Year College Honor Choir at the ACDA National Convention in Miami, Florida and he has been invited to serve as the American Judge on the jury panel for the International Musical Eisteddfod Competition in Llangollen, Wales on three different occasions. Mr. Rogers has presented lectures, adjudicated, or conducted All-State and Collegiate Honor Choirs in twenty-seven states, Canada, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Australia, and the Netherlands.
For his many achievements, Mt. SAC presented Professor Rogers with its prestigious Faculty Member of the Year award, the Upland Community Foundation honored him as a recipient of their 2010 "Spotlight Award" for Outstanding Educator, in 2013 he was awarded the "CMEA Pearson-Silver Burdett Choral Educator Award" honoring excellence in choral education and performance, and in 2014 he received the California Music Educators Association Outstanding Music Educator Award. He has also signed with Gentry Music to publish the Bruce Rogers Choral Series, which strives to discover challenging new choral works from throughout the world.