Academic Degrees, Licenses, Credentials

University of Arizona, Master of Music

Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Music (Choral Education)

Additional Information

Kelsey K. Rogers, soprano, is an engaging young performer who performs extensively as a soloist with choirs and orchestras of all varieties, and has performed a wide range of works in the classical repertoire, from pre-Baroque music to Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Tönet ihr Pauken to the Requiems of Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and even living composer Mack Wilberg. She has also performed in several operas, including as Pamina in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Kate in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, and Amahl in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors.

Rogers holds a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Music degree in Choral Education from Brigham Young University. Rogers teaches voice and music at Dickinson State University, where she has a thriving voice studio. Her students have placed in statewide NATS competitions and past students have received vocal music scholarships at colleges and universities. She also teaches Let’s Play Music, a whole-musicianship curriculum for school-aged children, and has taught choir at both the high school and middle school levels.

Rogers enjoys the collaborative environment of choral singing and has sung with the Utah-based group Brevitas, the Tucson Chamber Artists (now True Concord Voices and Orchestra), the University of Arizona’s Arizona Choir, and the Brigham Young University Singers. With these groups she has performed in the Musikverein in Vienna, Dvořák Hall in Prague, and in the Cork International Choral Festival in Ireland.

Rogers has received accolades for her work. Recently, she won the North Central Region competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Artist Award. She has been a finalist in the Chicago Oratorio Award and a semi-finalist in the American Prize in Vocal Performance (college/university division). She also won the Marguerite Ough Competition for graduate women studying voice at the University of Arizona. Mrs. Rogers has also received scholarships to fund her graduate studies, as well as her international solo debut at the Saarburg Chamber Music Festival in Germany.

Rogers is passionate about collaboration and community involvement, in many settings and functions as the artistic director of a recital series that benefits the local food pantry, the executive secretary for the North Dakota chapter of NATS, and frequently serves as an adjudicator for music festivals and competitions throughout the region.