Chris Rogerson

Musical Studies

Chris Rogerson has been hailed by the Washington Post as a “confident, fully-grown composing talent,” and by the New York Times as a “confident new musical voice.” His music has been performed by the Atlanta, Houston, Kansas City, Milwaukee, New Jersey, New World, and San Francisco symphonies and the Buffalo Philharmonic; and in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, and Symphony Center in Chicago. Notable premieres include works for Yo-Yo Ma and for the Attacca, Brentano, and Dover quartets. Mr. Rogerson served as composer in residence for the Amarillo Symphony from 2014 to 2018 and was named the first-ever composer in residence of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra in 2020.

Mr. Rogerson has won awards and fellowships from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Copland House, Aspen Music Festival and School, ASCAP, BMI, and the Theodore Presser Foundation. He is represented by Young Concert Artists and attended the Curtis Institute of Music, the Yale School of Music, and Princeton University.

Mr. Rogerson joined the Curtis faculty in 2016.