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


Dr. Eugene Rogers is the Associate Director of Choirs at the University of Michigan, where he teaches undergraduate conducting and conducts the Men's Glee Club and the University Choir.   His past appointments include Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Boys Choir of Harlem, Waubonsie Valley High School in Aurora, Illinois, and Anima Young Singers of Greater Chicago (formerly the Glen Ellyn Children's Choir).  At Macalester College, where he served as Director of Choral Activities, Rogers commissioned and premiered numerous new works and began the Songs of the Earth (World Music) Concert Series.

Professor Rogers has appeared as guest conductor, adjudicator and lecturer in over fifteen states as well as Canada, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong and Italy.  Recently, he was one of three featured conductors and lecturers for Singapore's Ministry Branch of Education Inaugural World Youth Choir Festival for Secondary and Junior College students and directors.  His guest appearances include: the Westminster Chamber Choir, Florence, Italy and Princeton, New Jersey; Choral Music Experience, London, England; the Interscholastic Association of Southeast Asia High Schools Biennial Music Festival, Singapore; the Oklahoma State University Choral Festival, Stillwater, Oklahoma; the Florida ACDA High School Mixed Honor Choir, the Salem, Oregon All-City 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; and the American Choral Directors Association North Central Division Middle School Honor Choir.  Upcoming engagements include Chorus America San Francisco Conference, 2012 Oregon All-State Mixed Choir, Vocalizze Youth Program in Lisbon and Cape Verde Islands, and the British Columbia Honor Choir.

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.  Recently, he traveled to and studied the choral traditions of East Africa (Tanzania), and 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, Dr. Rogers serves on the board of the American Composers Forum, Early Music America, IMUKA, LLC and is the Artistic Director of the Disneyland Hong Kong Winter Choral Festival.