Bruce Rogers has been the Director of Choral Activities at Mt. San Antonio College since 1994. Choirs under his direction have won top rankings in national and international competitions throughout the world, including performances in Concert Halls throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Wales, England, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, China and the Czech Republic. Mr. Rogers' choirs have had the honor of performing at five California State Conventions, ten American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Regional and National Conventions as well as performing in New York City, Toronto and Long Beach at the 2001, 2003 & 2005 International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE) National Conventions. In the year 2001, he became the first choral director in United States history to have two different choirs perform at both the IAJE National Convention and the ACDA National Convention, and he achieved this special honor once again in 2005.
For his many achievements, Mt. SAC presented Professor Rogers with its prestigious “Faculty Member of the Year” award, the Upland Community Foundation honored him as a recipient of their 2010 "Spotlight Award" for Outstanding Educator, in 2013 he was awarded the "CMEA Pearson-Silver Burdett Choral Educator Award" honoring excellence in choral education and performance, and in 2014 he received the California Music Educators Association’s “Outstanding Music Educator’s Award”.
Mr. Rogers has recently conducted the “Colorado All-State Vocal Jazz Choir” in Colorado Springs, the “MENC All-Northwest Vocal Jazz Choir” in Portland, the “Arizona All-State Vocal Jazz Choir” in Phoenix, the “Clark County Vocal Jazz Honor Choir” in Las Vegas, the “Missouri All-State Vocal Jazz Choir” in Jefferson City and the "Iowa Vocal Jazz All-State Choir" in Mason City. In the Spring of 2009, Mr. Rogers was a guest clinician at the “University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Festival” along with recording artist Tierney Sutton. This past summer he was invited to serve as the American Judge on the jury panel for the “International Musical Eisteddfod Competition” in Llangollen, Wales and has presented lectures, adjudicated, or
conducted All-State and Collegiate Honor Choirs in twenty-two states, Canada, Austria, Hungary, Australia, and the Netherlands