Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor
Steven Rogers is a composer, saxophonist, and teacher currently residing in Washington, DC. His compositions and performances encompass a number of styles including jazz, fusion, computer generated music, and concert band/orchestral pieces. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs with a minor in Jazz Studies from The George Washington University where he studied saxophone with Peter Fraize and composition with Dr. Douglas Boyce. Steven also holds a Master of Music in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory where he completed his graduate thesis on the use of nonverbal communication and instruction under the guidance of Dr. Rhoda Bernard. Upon completion of his MM, he was awarded membership into The Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. In addition, he also studied psychology of music teaching and learning and instrumental music methods at The George Mason University. He has composed, arranged, and performed with several ensembles in the DC area and has also performed with The Dave Brubeck Quartet, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, opened for Rahzel (of the hip-hop group The Roots) and had his compositions performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage and Shakespeare Theater Company.
Since 2007, Steven has served as the director of bands at the Maret School in Washington, DC, where he directs middle and high school concert, orchestral, and jazz bands and has taught computer music composition. In 2008, he was awarded the Thomas Prize by the Maret School, which recognizes young teachers that demonstrate “great ability and exceptional dedication to the teaching profession.” Steven has held several teaching positions in the Washington and Boston metro areas teaching concert, jazz, and marching bands, jazz improvisation and composition, piano, choral, and general music for pre-school through twelfth grade.
Steven can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org