Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 · 6:39 PM








roger grow

well, this should probably be updated, but...

last update who knows... how about 3/13/2010?

I'm going to leave this here, as a snapshot of my life circa 2004, but much has changed since then...
I am now divorced, and remarried, have a step-daughter two weeks older than Emerson and Lincoln (so now we have triplets!)though E & L now live wth their Mom in Iowa, and Chellis is in college in Florida. I no longer sing with Counterpoint, still direct the church choir, though their site has changed... still teach at Crossett Brook, hmm, love The Big Bang Theory, and mostly listen to music and surf the net... life is an adventure!

I am a singer, composer, and instrumentalist who currently teaches choral and general music at Crossett Brook Middle School in Duxbury, Vermont.
I sing tenor/countertenor, as well as adding some percussive accents, with Counterpoint, and also sing with VoxFour, an a capella quartet. I am also a member of AH! Cappella, a vocal ensemble sponsored by the Vermont Symphony Orchestra that performs concerts for Vermont schools. I have recorded on the Arabesque label with Mr. De Cormier, including "The Emperor of Atlantis" and "The Jolly Beggars". I also recorded Dennis Murphy's "A Perfect Day" with the Fyre and Lightning Consort. I have performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, singing "Carmina Burana", "Shout For Joy", and "Chichester Psalms" with the New York Choral Society, under the baton of John Daly Goodwin and Mr. De Cormier. I also recently performed Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" with the Dartmouth Chamber Singers and the Middlebury College Choir.
As a composer, I received the commission for the 75th Vermont All-State Chorus Festival. My piece "Atom Spin", was performed in May at Burlington's Flynn Theatre. Warner Bros. has published my "Short Mass".
I play bass and compose for the Jazz Cannibals, a jazz quintet based in Montpelier, Vermont. We are currently undergoing some line-up changes, so in the meantime, I've been gigging out with Jenni Johnson, and Bob Gagnon, and whoever else wants me to play!
as a hobby I design and maintain a couple of websites, including the Counterpoint site(see above for a link), and the church site, Barre Universalist Church. oh, and this site, of course!
I live in Barre, Vermont, and have three sons, Chellis, Emerson, and Lincoln.