Andrew Rodgers '81
Andrew M. Rogers received his Master of Music degree from the Julliard School in 1984 and his B.S. from WestConn in 1981. In addition, he holds an Associate in Applied Science degree in Journalism from the State University of New York at Morrisville. He is currently a member of the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, the Ridgefield Orchestra and the Columbia Brass Ensemble, of which he is a founding member. In addition, he has performed with the Hartford, New Haven, Springfield, and American Symphony Orchestras, and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Philharmonia Virtuosi and the American Ballet Theater Orchestra.
Rogers toured Europe and the United States with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti. He has been a feature performer at the Vermont Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival. In 1996, he premiered PDQ Bach’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Crocodile” at Alice Tully Hall. Rogers also recorded for the Verve, BMG, Sony and Nonesuch labels with J.J. Johnson, the Eos Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York and Phillip Glass. He can be heard on motion picture soundtracks such as Fargo, Kundun and What Planet Are You From? He has also performed with the following Broadway productions: Ragtime, Candide, State Fair and Cyrano.
Rogers has been an adjunct faculty member at WestConn since 1989. He
makes his home in New Fairfield, Conn., with his wife Mary Jane and two
daughters, Elena and Andrea.