There’s nothing more captivating than noticing that which goes unnoticed.
My name is Kelsey and I am originally from South Africa. I have a
Degree in Composition and Conducting from the Berklee College of Music. I have achieved my Master's Certificate for Composition and Orchestration with Berklee Online, and am passionate about pursuing new approaches and developments.
Learning is an intriguing experience and when my students and I study, we look for methods that elicit interest and ease, captivating the student to pursue and enjoy the experience.
I like to identify with each individual's way of thinking and teach in a way, that is best suited to the students' mindsets. The subjects I teach are:
Violin, Piano, Music Theory, Composing, Orchestration, Conducting, Ear Training, Filmscoring and Songwriting.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Kelsey Joanne Rogers
I have been teaching for about 5 years and my students have achieved outstanding results receiving distinctions in all examinations and performances!
I have taught students from the ages between 3 - 45 years old.
I endeavour to teach my students in a method that is tailor made to their needs and abilities
To develop new musical combinations and orchestral timbres that highlight my unique compositional niche, demonstrating many artistic styles in an unprecedented manner.
Conductor - Boston, Massachusetts 01/2016 - Present Berklee Seminar Orchestra and Berklee Recording Session Ensembles
Conducted 30 – 40 piece orchestra from Haydn to Copland with weekly rehearsals and monthly recording sessions.
Composer, Orchestrator and Songwriter – Boston, Massachusetts
“Flourish,” played and recorded by the Esterhazy String Quartet
South African Composers Reading, Durban, South Africa
Composer, orchestrator, and editor, full orchestral composition - “Equivocal,” performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra
Performer – Boston, Massachusetts 01/2015 – 08/2016 Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra
Concerts included the Boston Symphony Hall, Jordon Hall, Berklee Performance Center
Solo Violinist 5/2014 Music Society of South Africa, Durban, South Africa
Performed a full Handel concerto and Tango epilogue as a prelude performance to the acclaimed pianist Dr. Astrith Baltsan
Advanced 1 Dancer and Associate Teaching Candidate 1/2012 - 12/2014 International Cechetti Ballet, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Participated in dancing 10 hours per week: performed at most prestigious dance event in South Africa; received private lessons; taught ballet to children ages 4 - 16
Volunteer and Organizer 1/2006-12/2014 Kwa-Mama Community Outreach for the Underprivileged
Shakashead, South Africa
Fundraising, organizing events, spending numerous hours doing hands-on work with underprivileged children
Team Sport Representative and Player 1/2007- 6/2014 National Colours, Kwa- Zulu Natal, South Africa
Played numerous sports on a provincial level for South Africa (Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Swimming)
Violinist 7/2010-12/2013 Kwa- Zulu Natal Youth Orchestra, St. Mary’s, South Africa
2014 - Present
Performances included Musiek Licht en Hollersee (Bremen, Germany, for 30,000 people); 2010 World Cup Soccer Festival Fan Park; other popular concert venues such as The Parlotones, the annual Makaranga Music Festival; and community venues such as retirement homes, etc.
Contributor, Choreographer, Composer, Manager and Performer 1/2008-12/2014 Community Projects, Ballito, South Africa
Performed in all Musicals, Shows and Dramatic Performances
Kwa-Zulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
Performed the piece, “Ladies and Lavender” (previously known to be performed by Joshua Bell) with full orchestra
Executive, Crawford College North Coast, Westville, South Africa 01/2013-12/2013 Elected to the highest school leadership role within: academics, sporting, student activities and cultural programs
Orchestration, Composition for all instrumentation, Composition for Film and TV, Songwriting, Filmscoring, Notating Full Scores, Sequencing, MIDI Programming, and Musical Arrangement
Software: Proficiency in Sibelius, Microsoft Office, Logic Pro X and Garageband
Mixing and Mastering
Communication and Presentation: Exceptional communicative and interpersonal skills handling all situations with care, precision and vigor.
Languages: English (native), isiZulu (fluent), Afrikaans (intermediate) and Greek and Portuguese (basic)
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Music in Composition Minor in Conducting
Dean’s list: Spring, Summer, Fall
Berklee College of Music Online
Masters Certificate for Composition for Film/TV GPA 3.97
Crawford College North Coast, South Africa
Matriculation Certificate – (High School Diploma) GPA 3.85
Anticipated Graduation 12/2016
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