Jen Rogers joined the staff of the GRAMMY-winning Phoenix Chorale in 2008 and serves the organization as President & CEO. Her primary role for the first seven years with the Phoenix Chorale focused on marketing and branding the Chorale’s concerts and recordings and improving the patron experience. She overhauled box office operations, front of house production, and grew the department adding new staff resulting in a 99% increase in overall ticket sales. Her innovative methods for record promotion have resulted in top selling albums for the Chorale with over twenty weeks on the Billboard charts and the Chorale’s recordings have received numerous awards along with ten GRAMMY nominations and three GRAMMY wins.
Jen has been an advocate and advisor for many non-profit performing arts organizations across the Valley and currently serves as an Associate Director for The Nash, Arizona’s premiere jazz venue and education center. She regularly advises Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children along with several area choral and classical organizations including the Phoenix Girls Chorus and Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix.
Previously, she kept a busy consulting schedule working with local organizations and national music acts including attending the 2013 GRAMMY Awards as publicist for the Kansas City Chorale and managing the GRAMMY-nominated jazz quintet Kneebody. For four years, Jen was also the founding director of the Phoenix Creative Music Movement, an experimental music series presented in art galleries in downtown Phoenix.
Jen holds a degree in Arts Management from Northern Arizona University where she also studied saxophone and music education. She interned at Chicago’s historic Delmark Records and she also spent three and a half years in the Marketing and Public Relations Department of The Phoenix Symphony.