Jane Schoonmaker Rodgers


Position: Associate Professor (soprano)
Phone: 419-372-8404
Email: janesro@bgsu.edu
Address: 2163 Moore Musical Arts Center


Dr. Rodgers’ performances, recordings and stage directing in the US and Europe include American Composers’ Alliance American Music Festival (NYC), Moravian Philharmonic (Czech Republic), National Polish Radio Symphony, The Society for New Music, MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Toledo Symphony, Toledo Opera, Kerrytown Concert House (Ann Arbor), Pro-Musica of Detroit, Camphill Village of Copake (NY), Toledo Museum of Art, and other organizations and venues in New York, Michigan, Ohio and Ontario.  Past stage work includes appearances with Ohio Light Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Cincinnati Opera, Toledo Opera, Michigan Lyric Opera, Salt City Playhouse (Syracuse, NY), Ann Arbor Comic Opera Guild, University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society, and others.  Dr. Rodgers holds a bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan; formerly on the faculties of Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan, University of Toledo, Adrian College, Albion College and Spring Arbor College.  She is general director of the Ann Arbor Festival of Song, and a long-time member of the professional choir at the historic Mariners’ Church of Detroit.