Lindsey Rodgers is a musicologist and organist whose work combines academic research and professional performance. Her dissertation, “The North German Chorale Fantasia: A Sermon Without Words,” explores how the seventeenth-century composers Sweelinck, Scheidemann, Praetorius, and Reincken use musical texture in novel ways, creating aural journeys that mirror the texts that form the basis for their chorale fantasias. She was a panelist at the University of Oregon’s Musicking conference, as well as to the American Guild of Organists, and she has contributed program notes for the School of Music and Dance’s ChamberMusic@Beall concert series. Her scholarly work informs her work as a performer. She has given numerous organ recitals in the Pacific Northwest, and she is currently Associate Organist, as well as Children’s Choir Director, at Central Lutheran Church in Eugene, Oregon, where she has worked since 2006.
Rodgers teaches a wide range of courses at the University of Oregon, including Understanding Music, Research Methods, as well as music history survey courses for both undergraduates and graduate students. She also maintains a private piano studio and teaches choir at a local PK–8 school.
A native of Pleasant Hill, Oregon, Rodgers received her bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Walla Walla University, her master’s degree in organ performance from the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University, and her doctorate in musicology from the University of Oregon.