Madeline Rogers, DMA
Originally from Eldorado, IL, Dr. Madeline Rogers 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, Dr. Rogers also studied vocal performance with Patricia Havranek and performed collaboratively under the instruction of Dr. Charles Prestinari.
Dr. 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 collaborating with faculty from various campuses across Nebraska to present a program of 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 2019, Dr. Rogers was selected as a graduate winner of UNL’s Concerto Competition, culminating in a performance of Chopin’s F-minor Concerto with the UNL Symphony Orchestra.
A proponent of living composers, Dr. 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.
Dr. 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. Barnes, teaching collegiate pianists and instructing applied lessons and piano literature classes. She currently serves as an Artist-Faculty member at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.