Executive Board

2016 - 2017 Executive Board

 

Patrick Kiessling

Patrick Kiessling 

President


Patrick Kiessling is a senior studying classical voice performance in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, with a minor in Biochemistry. Beyond singing Bass 2 in the Glee Club, he actively seeks out connections between the worlds of medicine and music performance. Patrick enjoys volunteering every week in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of C. S. Mott Children's Hospital and participating in health care research initiatives across campus. As President, Patrick will help make the Glee Club a continuously inclusive atmosphere, plan for the Club's upcoming Bicentennial celebrations, and continue to provide unparalleled performance opportunities to all clubbers.

 

 Alex Cherry

Alex Cherry 

Vice President


Alex Cherry is studying Environmental Management and Political Science. Since being a part of Glee Club, he has been MVAD Coordinator, Merchandise Manager, and Social Chair. He has also been a member of the Friars since 2014. As Vice President Alex is focused on reforming and revamping Tradition and Camaraderie as integral parts of the Glee Club experience. Furthermore, Alex wants to work with all sectors of Glee Club management to create more opportunity for clubbers to have experience being a part of a functioning organization.

 

Joseph Kiessling

Joseph Kiessling

Parliamentarian


Joseph is a senior studying business administration with a minor in writing. He has previously served as business manager for the Glee Club, and designed the financial aid plan for the 2016 South Africa tour. As Parliamentarian, he is committed to enforcing and improving upon the Club's constitution. Joseph plans to attend law school following his graduation in May.

 Clement Turner

Clement Turner 

Alumni Relations Manager


Clement Turner is a Junior in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance studying Performing Arts Technology. Besides singing Tenor 2 in the Glee Club, Clement leads a student-run forum on the environment in the Residential College, enjoys composing, producing, and performing music, and is looking to join an organization on campus dedicated to teaching local middle school students how to play an instrument. His goals for the year include keeping Alumni up-to date with the Glee Club's busy calendar, and finding success with his professional development database he established last semester. 

 

 Alex Wilf

Alex Wilf 

Assistant Alumni Relations Manager


Alex Wilf is a Sophomore in the School of Literature, Science and the Arts' Honors Program studying Computer Science.  Outside of Club, Alex is developing an iPhone application to improve students' time management abilities, working on an independent project in political philosophy, and helping manage operations for the University of Michigan Cooking Club.  In his free time, Alex loves cooking, reading, and playing frisbee.  This year, Alex hopes to implement an easier to use music sharing mechanism for clubbers past and present.

 Stephen Amori

Stephen Amori 

Operations Manager


Stephen Amori is a Junior studying Chemical Engineering with a minor in Statistics. He always looks forward to our annual Hill Concerts, and travelling around the country and world with the Glee Club. In addition to singing Tenor 1 and organizing Glee Club events, Stephen is a trumpet player in the Michigan Marching Band and a member or the Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity.

 

 Adam Heins

Adam Heins

Assistant Operations Manager


Adam Heins is a junior in the School of Engineering, studying Computer Science with a minor in Music. He enjoys all the pillars of the Glee Club, and especially loves touring with the group each Spring. Outside of Club, Adam studies classical piano and violin, and performs card magic. He hopes to continue promoting camaraderie and musical excellence among clubbers, and is excited to see where Glee Club will be in the years to come.

 Danny Luan

Danny Luan

Business Manager


Danny Luan is a senior in the School of LS&A studying biochemistry and a first year masters student in the School of Public Health studying epidemiology. He is passionate about singing and performing music, working with his nonprofit Blueprints For Pangaea, and endeavoring to solve obesity both through his basic science research and Project Healthy Schools. As the business manager for the Men's Glee Club, Danny will work towards making club accessible to all clubbers regardless of financial barriers.

 

 Kyle Butler

Kyle Butler

Assistant Business Manager


Kyle Butler is a junior in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy focusing on education policy with minors in economics and music.  He is also a member of the Glee Club's subset acapella group, The Friars.  Beyond Glee Club, Kyle has been involved with undergraduate research and interns as a staffer for a member of the Michigan House of Representatives.  He is committed to increasing the accessibility of the Michigan Men's Glee Club, both financially and socially.

Teddy Gotfredson

Teddy Gotfredson

Publicity Manager


Teddy Gotfredson is a junior in the College of LSA studying Political Science and History. Outside of singing Tenor 2 in the Men's Glee Club, Teddy serves on Central Student Government as an LSA Representative, where he works to better the daily lives of students on campus. He also gives campus tours to prospective students and their parents for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. As Publicity Manager, Teddy plans on increasing our presence on campus by becoming more accessible to the student body, as well as fostering a more inclusive and engaging brotherhood within the Glee Club.

Eugene Rogers

Eugene Rogers

Director


Recognized as a leading conductor, pedagogue, and lecturer, 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 U-M 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. 2016-17 appearances include guest- conducting and conference presentations in British Columbia, China, Madrid, Portugal, Singapore, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, 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 the first national chair of Diversity Issues for the American Choral Directors Association National Conference, 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 U-M.