Albert Christ-Janer Award 2011
Roger Vogel, professor of music, has published more than 105 original compositions. His wide-ranging list of works includes a one-act chamber opera, three concertos, and more than 30 sonatas, suites and other substantial works for larger chamber ensembles as well as solo and choral song cycles. His music appears on eight compact discs and has been performed in Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, and in 33 states across the U.S.
His original works began to be published and performed nationally in 1977, and they have been performed internationally since 1979. In February 2011, his song cycle, “Love Letters,” was performed as part of the Talisker Chamber Music Series in Toronto, Canada. His choral song cycle “Cats and Bats and Things with Wings,” commissioned and performed in honor of the University of Georgia’s bicentennial in 1984, won the prize of publication in the 1991 Roger Wagner Choral Composition Competition and has since been performed numerous times.