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SC Arts Commission 2009 Music Composition Fellow

John Fitz RogersJohn Fitz Rogers


John Fitz Rogers is an associate professor of composition at the University of South Carolina School of Music and director of the Southern Exposure New Music Series. He has composed a wide range of chamber and orchestral music. Ensembles such as the Louisville Orchestra and New York Virtuoso Singers have presented his music, and groups, including the Albany Symphony and the San Francisco Saxophone Quartet, have commissioned his work. Rogers has received numerous grants and prizes for his music, including awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and the American Music Center. His recordings include Transit and Push on Gale Records, A Savage Calculus on Equilibrium Records, and the Albany Symphony's performance of Verge on Albany Records. He holds degrees in music from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., the Yale School of Music and Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.