Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers


This group consists of thirty-eight auditioned singers who perform works from the Renaissance through new works of the Twenty-First Century.

During the past twenty-nine years, since the arrival of their director Bruce Rogers, the Mt. San Antonio College Chamber Singers, have been extremely active, winning numerous awards and receiving special performance invitations, including:

13 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) National and Regional Conference performances.

5 California State Convention performances.

6 European tours.

First Place winners at the Spittal Choral Competition in Spittal an der Drau, Austria

Winners of two platinum medals at the "Xinghai Prize International Choir Championships" in Guangzhou, China.

Winners of three Gold Medals at the “World Choir Games” in Tshwane, South Africa.

Winners of the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy and the title of Choir of the World at the “International Musical Eisteddfod Competition” in Wales.

First Place award winners at the “Grand Prix Choir Competition” in Varna , Bulgaria.

First Place award winners at the "American International Choral Competition", held in Reno, Nevada.

First Place award winners at the "Grand Prix of Nations" choral competition in Magdeburg, Germany.

Headline performance at the” Canadian Rocky Mountain Music Festival” in Banff.

Headline performance at the "Australian National Choral Association Convention" in Port Macquarie.

Headline performances on the Carnegie Hall Stage in New York City on five different occasions.

Special invitation performance for Senator Dianne Feinstein in Washington D.C.

Numerous performance tours throughout the United States and Canada.

Bruce Rogers - Conductor

Choirs under his direction have achieved top ranking in national and international competitions throughout the world, including performances in Concert Halls throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, China, Scotland, Wales, England, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, South Africa, Slovenia, Slovakia and China.

In the year 2001, Mr. Rogers became the first choral director in United States history to have two different choirs perform at both the International Association of Jazz Educators National Convention and the American Choral Directors Association National Convention, and in 2005, he achieved this special honor once again. In 2017 he again had two different choirs perform at both the Jazz Education Network National Conference in New Orleans and the American Choral Directors Association National Convention in Minneapolis.

Mr. Rogers’ guest conducting ventures outside of the United States, includes conducting at the “AMIS International Honor Band and Choral Festival” hosted by the International School at The Hague in the Netherlands, conducting at the “ACCET Choral Conductor’s Workshop” held in Melbourne, Australia, guest conducting the music of Franz Joseph Haydn in Vienna and Budapest with a Festival Choir and Orchestra honoring the 200th Anniversary of Haydn’s death, and was the headline clinician and guest conductor at the "Australian National Choral Association" (ANCA) Convention in Port Macquarie, Australia. He has guest conducted the New York Chamber Orchestra and Festival Chorus at Carnegie Hall on seven different occasions and has performed by special invitation at Lincoln Center.

In 2007, Professor Rogers was invited to conduct the ACDA National Two-Year College Honor Choir at the ACDA National Convention in Miami, Florida. He has been invited to serve as the American Judge on the jury panel for the “International Musical Eisteddfod Competition” in Llangollen, Wales on four different occasions and in the Spring of 2009, he was a guest clinician at the “University of North Texas Vocal Jazz Festival” along with recording artist Tierney Sutton.

Mr. Rogers has presented lectures, adjudicated, or conducted both classical and vocal jazz All-State and Collegiate Honor Choirs in twenty-eight states, the British Isles, Canada, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Australia, and the Netherlands.

For his many achievements, Mt. SAC presented Professor Rogers with its prestigious “Faculty Member of the Year” award, the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) honored him in 2023 with their Lifetime Achievement 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”. He has also signed with Gentry Music to publish the “Bruce Rogers Choral Series”, which strives to discover challenging new choral works from throughout the world.

Conductor: Bruce Rogers

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