Madeline Rogers, D.M.A.

“She is kind, generous and loving towards all. And that combination of a beautiful soul with outstanding musicianship is a powerful combination.”

Paul Barnes, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Originally from Eldorado, IL, Dr. Madeline Rogers earned a Master of 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. In 2019 she collaborated with faculty from various campuses across Nebraska to present a program of music inspired by Shakespeare at Churchill College in Cambridge, UK. In July of 2022, Rogers spent several weeks researching the late music of Brahms in Baden-Baden while writing an article for future publishing. During her time in Germany, Rogers performed solo recitals at Brahmshaus Baden-Baden and a collaborative recital in Karlsruhe with clarinetist Valentin Müller.

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 2021. Her doctoral research included tracing cyclicism and Romantic elements within the chant-inspired piano pieces of Victoria Bond. This research culminated in commissioning Dr. 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.

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 Paul Barnes, teaching collegiate pianists and instructing applied lessons and piano literature classes. Rogers previously taught applied and collaborative piano as an Artist-Faculty member at the Omaha Conservatory of Music and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Piano at Berea College.