Jeffrey Rogers, Principal Horn
Jeffrey Rogers moved to New Mexico in 2018. He is currently principal horn of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, as well as 4th horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra and guest principal horn of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic . He has also appeared as guest horn with the new music ensemble Nu Deco, based in Miami, Florida.
Prior to moving to New Mexico, Rogers spent 19 years playing principal horn in various orchestras in Mexico and Chile, including the prestigious Mineria Symphony Orchestra based in Mexico City, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chilean National Symphony Orchestra in Santiago, Chile. In addition, Jeff has been a featured soloist with the Mexico City Philharmonic and the Mineria Symphony Orchestra.
Rogers has had an extensive chamber music career, performing with many chamber ensembles including the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet, Mexico City Brass Quintet, Camarata Mazatlan, and Ensemble CEPROMUSIC—a contemporary music group from Mexico of which Jeff has been a member since 2015. He has also performed as part of Mexico’s most important festivals, including the Festival Internacional Cervantino, Festival de Mayo de Jalisco, Manuel Enriquez New Music Forum, Zacatecas Cultural Festival, and the Ortiz Tirado Music Festival en Alamos, Sonora.
Rogers has served on the faculty of the Ollin Yolitzli Music Conservatory as well as the FOMENTO National Music School, both based in Mexico City. He studied horn with William VerMuelen and Bruce Henniss at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.