DR. LISA ROGERS is Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies as well as Professor of Percussion Studies at Texas Tech University where she teaches applied studies as well as directs ensembles such as the Steelpan Ensemble "Apocalypso Now." She attended Texas State University and Texas Tech University for her undergraduate and graduate studies. Rogers received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her passion for the steelpan, Rogers is an advocate for solo vibraphone literature having commissioned new works and released a solo vibraphone CD entitled "Paint Me a Sky." Her most recent vibraphone commission composed by Gabe Musella and entitled "Concertino Azure" was premiered by Rogers and the Hawaii Youth Percussion Ensemble at the 2016 National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy.
Rogers served as Percussive Arts Society President from 2011 through 2012. She was the first female President elected in the Society's over 50-year history. Rogers currently serves on the Percussive Arts Society Council of Past Presidents, Board of Advisors, and is an Associate Research Editor of the Societyâ€™s journal Percussive Notes. She most recently was appointed as Co-Director of the National Conference on Percussion Pedagogy.
Additionally, Rogers is Principal Percussionist of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra and has performed as Principal Timpanist with the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra. She was the 2007-2008 recipient of the Texas Tech University President's Excellence in Teaching Award. Rogers proudly endorses Dynasty Percussion Instruments, Vic Firth Mallets and Sticks, and Remo Drumheads.