Patsy Rogers holds two degrees from Bennington College and also studied at Smith College and Columbia University. She has taught composition, theory, piano and recorder in schools and colleges in New York and New England, and now teaches privately in her studio in New Suffolk, New York. Ms. Rogers has described herself, whimsically, as a "word person," an artist inspired by text and literary image. She has set the poetry of such well-known American women as Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Grace Paley and Eve Merriam. Her music has been performed throughout the United States, in Europe, Mexico, Canada, and Taiwan; it has been broadcast on National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and the Voice of America, and is recorded on the Cambria label. In addition to many art songs, song cycles and choral works, Patsy Rogers has written an opera, several ballet scores, a viola concerto and other orchestral works. Her current projects include a new group of songs and an opera. HPC #09202.