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Sherisse N. Rogers


813 Arthur Springs Lane

New Castle, De 19720, USA

1 -917- 499-9191






Versatile composition style. Including but not limited to Jazz, Classical, World   Music,  Rhythm and Blues & Electronics

Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator for hire

Composition Educator

Awards/ Honors


           Thelonius Monk Institute’s International Best Composition Award, 2008

           ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, 2007

           Meet the Composer Van Lier Fellowship 2007

           Gil Evans Fellowship 2006

           BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Award 2005

           ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, 2005

           ASCAP/IAJE-Emerging Composer Commission 2004

           ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, 2003

           American Society of Musicians, Arrangers, and Composers-

               Best Arrangement Award (Here’s That Rainy Day) 2001


Commissions and Notables

         Arranger for Netherlands Metropole Orchestra 2007 - Present   

         Featured Composer, Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden October 2007

         Featured composer, Cologne Contemporary Big Band, WDR3 Jazz Festival,    Cologne, Germany, November 2007  

         BMI Manny Albam Commission, 2005

         California State University Northridge Jazz ”A“ Band, 2005

         Agoura High School Jazz Band, 2005 (California)

         ASCAP/IAJE Count Basie Emerging Composer Commission, 2004

         NYC All City Jazz Band 2004

         Commissioned by Dave Liebman, 2003

         Arrangement for Peter Erskine, 2003

         Published By Walrus Music, 2005 - present




   Manhattan School of Music,

        -Master of Music in Jazz Composition, 2002-2004

     California State University-Northridge

         -Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Studies, 2002

     BMI Jazz Composers Workshop- 2003-present

     Henry Mancini Institute- Mancini Composer- summer 2003

     Ludmila Uhlehla Compositional Studies (non-private) Manhattan School of Music 2003-2004

      Major Teachers: Jim McNeely, Mike Abene, Matt Harris, Robert Hurst III (bass), David Liebman (composition/ improvisation)


Composition Studio

    Finale 2008

     Cubase SX 3.0

     Tascam Gigastudio Orchestra Version

     Garritan Jazz and Big Band Library