Executive Board

2013 - 2014 Executive Board




Matt Hill - President


Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Matt Hill is a senior studying political science and history. Regardless of financial constraints, Matt is focused on providing access to the Glee Club’s student-led programs, such as the Brothers In Song and Male Vocal Arts Day, to populations in Michigan as well as nationally. Through "Tradition, Camaraderie, and Musical Excellence," Matt is excited to find new ways to engage Glee Club alumni through collaborations with the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club Alumni Network. Outside of Glee Club, Matt is an avid Michigan sports fan.

 


Raymond Strobel - Vice President


Raymond Strobel is a senior concentrating in Chemistry, and is enthusiastic to serve the club as Vice President. Ray is focused on fostering new leadership, and supporting current initiatives within the group. Outside of Glee Club, Ray is a researcher in the Sanford lab, and relishes laughing with friends and indulging his thirst for knowledge.


Alex Rink - Parliamentarian


Alex Rink is a junior in the College of Engineering, pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Alex is excited to work with the Executive Board in another spectacular year of song. Alex is focused on continuously improving the Glee Club, particularly focusing on how the Glee Club can better enrich the "college experience" of its members through Tradition, Cameraderie, and Musical Excellence. In his free time, Alex enjoys biking, skiing, and anything else outside.

 


Patrick Pjesky - Alumni Relations Manager


Patrick Pjesky is a junior in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies. Originally from the City of St. Joseph on the southernmost shores of Lake Michigan, Patrick has taken a strong fondness for Ann Arbor and her chimes. Patrick is enthused to be working with the Executive Board on what is sure to be another great year of excellence and growth especially with regards to the club’s initiatives and engagement with the University Community and far beyond. Outside of the Glee Club, Patrick enjoys good music, literature, discussion, and reveling in the joy of camaraderie.

 

 

 

Joseph Jozlin - Operations Manager


Joseph is a native Michigander whose love for new experiences has led him to have a variety of interests at the University. His love for nature guided him to pursue a Bachelor of Science through the Program in the Environment, focusing on limnology. He has another major in Modern Greek Studies through the Classics Department, though he has no Greek heritage. In addition, he is also working towards a minor in Political Science. Through the year he hopes to improve the efficiency of the MGC's functioning and provide a first rate experience to all of it's members. While not working for Club, Joseph can be found biking, having coffee with friends, and daydreaming of beaches on the fair Aegean.

 


Andrew Lumley - Business Manager Emeritus


Andrew Lumley is a senior studying finance and expects to obtain a business administration degree as well as a minor in applied statistics. In his second year with the club, Andrew is excited and honored to be a part of the executive board and serve the Glee Club through managing its finances. Andrew grew up with three brothers and a pet chinchilla locally in Novi, Michigan, where he also discovered his love of singing in the shower. In his free time, Andrew enjoys playing soccer, water sports, and playing N64 Super Smash Brothers.

 Ryan Tarpey

Ryan Tarpey - Business Manager


Ryan Tarpey is a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts with Pharmacy interests. Originally from Glenview, Illinois, Ryan has made Ann Arbor his new home. He hopes to bring accessibility to all members of the Glee Club through his work on the Executive Board. Outside of Glee Club, Ryan cheers on his Chicago Cubs and enjoys relaxing with friends and family.

 

 

Jordan Bell - Publicity Manager


Jordan Bell is a Junior majoring in Civil Engineering. Jordan has lived in all parts of Chicagoland; most recently in Tinley Park on the Southwest side. This is Jordan's third year with the Glee Club and first year on the executive board. Jordan's goal this year is to find new and innovative ways to spread the public knowledge of the Men's Glee Club. Outside of Glee Club Jordan works with the Multidisciplinary Design Program in the College of Engineering.

Eugene Rogers

Eugene Rogers - Director


Recognized as a leading conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer, Dr. Eugene Rogers has appeared throughout the United States as well as in Africa, Canada, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong, Mexico and Italy. Recently, Rogers served as a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts and a featured conductor and lecturer for Singapore's Ministry Branch of Education Inaugural World Youth Choir Festival. 

Dr. Rogers is currently Associate Director of Choirs at the University of Michigan where he teaches undergraduate conducting, conducts the Men's Glee Club and the University Choir, and is the faculty director of the MPulse Vocal Arts Institute, a national high school summer program. His past appointments include Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota), the Boys Choir of Harlem, Waubonsie Valley High School (Aurora, Illinois), and Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago (formerly the Glen Ellyn Children's Choir). Last May, he co-managed the production of the joint CD “Ye Shall Have a Song” with the Michigan, Yale and Harvard Glee Clubs, a collaboration celebrating America’s three oldest collegiate choirs.

Notable guest appearances include the Lisbon Summerfest Chamber Choir and Festival Chorus; VocalEssence and the Minnesota Public Radio Harmony in the Park; the British Columbia Music Education Association Honor Choir; the NAfME All-Northwest High School Mixed Choir; Westminster Chamber Choir (Florence, Italy, and Princeton, New Jersey); Choral Music Experience (London, England); the 2007 and 2013 Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia High Schools Biennial Music Festival (Singapore); the Rocky Mountains National Music Festival (Banff, Canada); the Tlaxcala Mexico Second International Festival of Chamber Choirs, the Oklahoma State University Choral Festival (Stillwater, Oklahoma); the Florida ACDA High School Mixed Honor Choir; the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) National Youth Honor Choir, the Virginia Music Educators Association District X SATB High School Festival Chorus; the Alabama Middle School All-State Choir; the Illinois ACDA Summer Conference; the ACDA North Central Division Middle School Honor Choir; Chorus America 2011 San Francisco Conference; 2012 Oregon All-State Mixed Choir; and the Vocalizze Youth Program in Lisbon.  His upcoming engagements include the 2015 Colorado All-State, 2015 Mennonite National Honor Choir, 2015 International Schools Mixed Honor Choir in Luxembourg, Choirs of America Festival in New York and the Lisbon Summer Festival in Portugal.

As a singer, Rogers has performed with the World Youth Choir, the Portland Symphonic Choir, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra Chorale, and the May Festival Chorus in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He recently traveled to and studied the choral traditions of East Africa (Tanzania) and subsequently published three editions of Tanzanian choral music under the Hal Leonard World Music Series.

In addition to his duties as a conductor, teacher, and singer, Rogers is co-artistic director of Portugal's Lisbon Summer Choral Festival and, in 2010 and 2011, was the artistic director of the Disneyland Hong Kong Winter Choral Festival. He currently serves on the boards of the Michigan American Choral Directors Association (College and University R&S Chair), the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and the American Composers Forum, where he functions as editor for the ChoralQuest series. 

Rogers holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in choral music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in choral conducting from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).