Location: Illinois, USA
The compositions of Wayland Rogers are performed throughout America and abroad in concert halls, schools, churches, and synagogues. In Chicago, where he lives, recent performances have been given by: Acappellago Anima (formerly Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus), Bella Voce, Buffalo Grove Children's Chorus, Chicago a cappella, Chicago Choral Ensemble, Chicago Choral Artists, Chicago College of Performing Arts, Chicago Mastersingers, Camerata Singers of Lake Forest, Congregation Solel, David Portillo-Tenor, DePaul University, Erika Buchholz- soprano, Jamie O'Reilly-soprano, Lake Shore Choral Festival, Evanston Children's Chorus, Heritage Chorale of Oak Park, Katherine Calcamuggio-Mezzo-Sop., Lake Forest High School, Lakeside Singers, Loyola University, Michelle Areyzaga-soprano, Maria Lagios-soprano, Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, New Classic Singers, North Park University, Northwestern University, Northeastern University, North Shore Unitarian Church, Northwest Covenant Church, Red Rose Childrens's Choir, St. Ferdinand's Church, St.James Cathedral Episcopal, St John Brebeuf Church, Susanna Phillips-soprano, William Ferris Chorale, and Young Naperville Singers. Of his more than 125 works, many have been especially commissioned. See individual pieces in the catalogue. He is winner of several composition competitions including: The Roger Wagner Center Choral Competition, The Meistersingers Choral Competition, The Chautauqua Chamber Singers Award, The Illinois ACDA Choral Composition Competition, The Vincent B. Silliman Anthem Award (1st prize in 2004 and 2008, 2nd prize in 1996) Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society Choral Composition Prize.
His publishers are: Boosey and Hawkes, Alliance Music Publications, Colla Voce Music, Jackman Music Corp. Thomas House Publications Hal Leonard) Graphite Publishing, WR Editions (to be ordered at his web site). He is affiliated with BMI (Broadcast Music Corporation) Mr. Rogers, a singer, conductor and teacher as well as a composer was born December 26, 1941 in Kentucky and trained at University of Kentucky, Wichita State University, Northwestern University, The Salzburg Mozarteum, and in London. His compositions have been performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center/Chicago, Ishihara Hall/Osaka, Competition Hall/Jakarta, Ely Cathedral/England, Riverside Church/NYC, St. Patrick's Cathedral/NYC, St. John the Divine/NYC, National Cathedral/DC. As a singer he has sung with Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony, Central City Opera, Music of the Baroque, Grant Park Music Festival, Tanglewood Festival, Blossom Festival, Ravinia Festival and Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. He received a 1986 Grammy nomination for Best Chamber Music recording with the Chicago Symphony Winds. He trained as a conductor with Margaret Hillis, founder and conductor of the Chicago Symphony Chorus. For 15 years he was Artistic Director/Conductor of The Camerata Singers of Lake Forest. Presently he is Music Director at North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield, IL. and member of the conducting faculty at North Park University in Chicago. Previous faculty appointments have been held at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Loyola University/Chicago, The Music Institute of Chicago, Western Kentucky University, and Lambuth University
"Tune Thy Music To Thy Heart" sung by BYU Singers
"Rise, Rise, My Soul" sung by Chicago Choral Artists
"Gentle Words" sung by Cherry Creek Meistersingers, Greenwood Village, CO
"Christ-Child's Lullaby" Mifflin County Cantara, Lewistown, PA