Patricia Rogers has been principal bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since December 1976. She received a bachelor of music degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied bassoon with Otto Eifert.
Ms. Rogers has performed as a soloist with the MET Orchestra on numerous occasions in the United States and Europe, in Mozart's Concerto for Bassoon, K.191, and in Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante, Op.84. She has appeared in recitals at the Interlochen Arts Academy and at the convention of the International Double Reed Society.
An active chamber musician, she performs frequently with Maestro James Levine and the MET Chamber Ensemble in Weill Recital Hall. She appeared at the Marlboro Festival from 1981 to 1983 and can be heard on recordings from Marlboro.
Ms. Rogers has given master classes throughout the United States. In 2000, at the invitation of Maestro Levine, she began coaching the woodwinds of the Verbier Festival Youth Orchestra in Switzerland. This summer will mark her third appearance in that capacity.
Ms. Rogers is currently on the faculty of the Mannes College of Music.
Manhattan School of Music faculty since 1994.