Executive Board

2015 - 2016 Executive Board




 Ryan Carrell

Ryan Carrell - President

Ryan Carrell is a College of Engineering Senior, studying Computer Science with a minor in International Studies. Apart from the Men’s Glee Club, Ryan is a student consultant for the MECC Consulting Group, a cofounder of the Delta Deuteron chapter of Phi Sigma Kappa, and a member of both the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the Engineering Global Leaders (EGL) Program.  He is committed to financial accessibility and a diverse, synergistic environment for all UMMGC members, as well as exploring opportunities for professional development and dynamic community engagement.


 Kyle Walenta

Kyle Walenta - Vice President

Kyle Walenta is a School of Kinesiology Senior studying Movement Science with a minor in Music. He also a proud member of the Friars. Outside of the Men’s Glee Club, he is a founding member of Phi Epsilon Kappa Kinesiology Fraternity, teaches faith formation at a local church, and part of a non-profit raising money to buy school supplies for elementary students in Detroit. He aspires to acquire a graduate degree in Physical Therapy following his time at Michigan. He is committed to establishing a welcoming and inclusive culture for the club, planning the bicentennial celebration, and furthering UMMGC’s community outreach efforts. 







Jordan Solano-Reed - Parliamentarian

Jordan Solano-Reed is a LSA Senior studying Political Science and International Studies. He is a member of the Michigan Marching Band and Athletic Bands, a brother in Kappa Kappa Psi, and an office assistant for the University of Michigan International Institute. As Parliamentarian of the Men's Glee Club, Jordan will work on elucidating the Constitution and the Standing Rules so as to benefit all current and future members of the ensemble. 


 Alec Josaitis

Alec Josaitis - Alumni Relations Manager

Alec Josaitis is a junior pursuing a Bachelor’s in Honors Physics. Aside from his involvement in the Men’s Glee Club, Alec conducts experimental cosmology research for the Advanced ACTPol Collaboration, has a growing interest in photography, seeks solace in the outdoors, and can be found speaking broken French while living a loose, misguided life in Ann Arbor. Alec strives to increase the level of collaboration between the Glee Club and other student organizations on campus, and is working to create a professional development and mentorship program between Glee Club alumni and current club members.





 \Clem Turner

Clement Turner - Assistant Alumni Relations Manager

Clement Turner is a Sophomore in the College for Literature, Science, and the Arts. His aspirations involve transferring to the University of Michigan School of Music, where he would like to study Performing Arts Technology. His passion for the Glee Club is fueled by the incredible camaraderie shared by it’s members, and the positive memories and experiences told to him by Alumni inspire him to work hard as the Assistant Alumni Relations Manager. Outside of the Glee Club, Clement spends his time writing music, unicycling around the Diag, and participating in Student-run Forums held in his living community, the Residential College. 





 Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson  - Operations Manager

Tom Wilson is a LSA Senior studying Economics.












Joseph Kiessling  - Business Manager

Joseph Kiessling is a junior studying Business Administration as well as pursuing a minor in Writing. He is committed to collaboration between all members of the Club, and looks forward to serving his second year on the business team.  


Danny Luan - Assistant Business Manager

Danny Luan is a junior studying biochemistry in the School of Literature, Sciences and the Arts. He is passionate about basic science research and helping the world through his non-profit organization Blueprints for Pangaea. After graduating, Danny intends on pursuing a medical degree. As the assistant business manager, Danny is committed to making the Glee Club a fulfilling and affordable experience for all members.



Patrick Kiessling  - Publicity Manager

Patrick Kiessling is a junior this year in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, pursuing a vocal performance degree with a minor in biochemistry. Along with singing in Glee Club, Patrick enjoys volunteering at C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, participating in the active research world at the University, and will be joining the Friars this fall. As Public Relations Manager for the 2015-2016 season, Patrick hopes to expand the Club's advertising strategy to reach out those who have not yet experienced a Glee Club concert, and hopes grow the Club's active community outreach programs.


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, China, Singapore, England, Portugal, Hong Kong, Luxembourg,  Mexico, Spain and Italy. Recently, Rogers conducted the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club in Salt Lake City, Utah at the National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).  In December 2014, the Naxos recording of Milhaud's monumental L'Orestie d'Eschyle, on which Rogers served as a chorus master, was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY® Award ("Best Opera Recording").

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).  In 2013, Rogers 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 Ministry Branch of Education Inaugural World Youth Choir Festival (Singapore); the Lisbon Summerfest Chamber Choir and Festival Chorus; VocalEssence and the Minnesota Public Radio Harmony in the Park; the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) High School Mixed Honor Choir (Luxembourg), 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 Interscholastic  Association of Southeast Asia High Schools Biennial Music Festival (Singapore); the Colorado All-State Choir;  the Oregon All-State Mixed Choir, the Tlaxcala Mexico Second International Festival of Chamber Choirs; Choirs of America Festival (New York); 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 Alabama Middle School All-State Choir; Chorus America San Francisco Conference; the Illinois ACDA Summer Conference; the ACDA North Central Division Middle School Honor Choir; and the Vocalizze Youth Program in Lisbon.  2015-16 appearances include guest- conducting and conference presentations in Madrid, Portugal, Florida, Minnesota, California, Texas, British Columbia and Michigan.

In 2015, Mark Foster Publishing began the Eugene Rogers Choral Series, a series featuring emerging composers  who specialize in contemporary classical and folk music traditions.   In 2011, Rogers traveled to and studied the choral traditions of East Africa (Tanzania) and subsequently published editions of Tanzanian choral music under the Hal Leonard World Music Series. 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.

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 has served as a panelist for the National Endowment of the Arts and currently serves on the boards of the Central Division American Choral Directors Association (Male Chorus R&S Chair), the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and is the ChoralQuest series editor for the American Composers Forum.

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).