Dr. Roger Hale serves as associate professor of music and Director of Choral Studies at Utah Tech University. He received a Bachelor of Music Education (2001) and Masters of Choral Conducting (2006) from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University (2009). Dr. Hale studied closely with John Cooksey, André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, and Clifford Madsen.
He previously served as Director of Choral Activities at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. Dr. Hale’s public teaching experience includes serving as Choir and Band Director in southeastern Idaho at Bear Lake Middle School and High School. Previous conducting responsibilities included service as director of the Bear Lake Community Chorus, University of Utah Concert Chorale, Florida State University Chamber Singers, and Florida State University Singers.
Dr. Hale is in demand as guest conductor and clinician helping thousands of singers realize their potential for choral excellence. Since moving to St. George Dr. Hale has become a YouTube resource for more than 75k subscribers. His videos have been viewed more than 4 million times. Singers and choirs of every level tune in and participate in his warm up videos, exercises, and sight-singing lessons. Dr. Hale works with choirs and individuals from all over the world both in-person and remotely. He is the founder and creator of SolfaSinger.com. Dr. Hale also serves as Assistant Director of the St. George Chamber Singers.
Dr. Hale’s teaching responsibilities at UT include directing the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus. He also teaches Adv. Choral conducting and Choral Literature. Research interests include using technology in the classroom for a more engaging rehearsal. He lives in the St. George, UT area with his wife KayDe and their five children and loves the outdoors, hiking, running, and biking.