Patricia Rogers

Valade Fellow, Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Camp

B.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Patricia Rogers was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in December 1976 and held that position until May 2016. In 1976 she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied bassoon with Otto Eifert.

In addition to thousands of opera performances in New York, Ms. Rogers was a soloist with the MET Orchestra domestically and abroad. She was a member of the Met Chamber Ensemble and appeared frequently with James Levine and Met colleagues at Carnegie Hall. She is a past participant of the Marlboro Festival and can be heard on recordings of the Marlboro Recording Society.

Ms. Rogers has served on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music, the Manhattan School of Music, Bard College, and the Juilliard School. She has performed master classes throughout the US. For the past four years she has conducted concerts of the Juilliard Wind Orchestra. She served as a woodwind coach of the Verbier Festival from 2000-2006, and continues to be in great demand as a woodwind coach and conductor.

Her association with Interlochen began in 2008 when she taught at the Interlochen Institute for Bassoon.