Executive Board

2015 - 2016 Executive Board

 

 




 


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 - Vice President


Kyle Walenta is a School of Kinesiology Senior studying Movement Science.

 


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 - 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.



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  - 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, 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).