Val Rogers

Val Rogers

Val Rogers is a teacher and passionate organizer working to expand and enrich the community singing experience. Intensely drawn to southern African choral singing since first encountering it over a decade ago, Val's devotion to learning and sharing this music is driven by the powerful sense of joy and bonding the participants experience. Her knowledge and love of this song/dance tradition has been nurtured by Zimbabwean, South African, and North American teachers, especially Sheasby Matiure, Matlakala Bopape, and Patty Cuyler.

After 15 years leading community choirs, Val began teaching at world music camps, festivals, and workshops on the West Coast of the U.S., and regularly organizes and presents events near her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. In 2007, Val toured professionally with the vocal ensemble Northern Harmony, performing and teaching South African and other world vocal music for 10 weeks in Europe. She completed a study/performance tour in South Africa in early 2011.


Name Sessions Enrollment
Singing & Dancing - South African Choral Dance songs
Singing, Dance, Music Educator: Teens, Adults; Any skill level
Session 7 (Sun 1:00 PM) 14 students
[no limit]