Monday, May 9, 2016

An event to celebrate the life and works of Professor Emeritus John Rogers will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Verrette Recital Hall of the Paul Creative Arts Center. Details are forthcoming. 

John E. Rogers retired from UNH in 2005 as Emeritus Professor of Music..  He had been at UNH for 38 years and for all of that period was the Director of UNH's Electronic and Computer Music Studios.  Born in 1938 in Dallas, Texas, he received his early education in the public schools of Texas and Georgia, studied philosophy (BA, 1960) and music (BM, 1960) at the University of Georgia, and did graduate work in music composition at the Yale School of Music (MM, 1962) and Princeton University (MFA, 1965).  His main composition teachers were Elliott Carter, Roger Sessions, and Milton Babbitt.  Professor Rogers taught in the public schools of Naugatuck, Connecticut, at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and came to the University of New Hampshire in 1967.  He began working in electronic and computer music in the early 1960’s and published extensively in that field and in the area of music theory. Prof. Rogers also played bass sackbut in the Hampshire Consort, the residence early music ensemble at the University of New Hampshire. He was Chairman of the Music Department for nine years. The Electronic Music Studio is named in his honor.