Artist • Composer • Lyricist • Publisher
Lea Schmidt-Rogers is an accompanist, piano and organ soloist, composer and teacher. She has served the local musical community as Dean of the San Diego, CA, American Guild of Organist chapter, as well as the President of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, San Diego Chapter. Composing and teaching are her passions.
Ms. Schmidt-Rogers has won contests to attend Aspen Music Camp and a summer at the Eastman School of Music, was awarded Graduate Assistantships at the University of Hawaii (staff accompanist) and Indiana University, where she studied with Gyorgy Sebok and Marion Hall.
Audience and Press Reviews
I always look forward with anticipation when I know one of Lea's compositions is to be played during our church service. Her music is always fresh, engaging, uplifting and fits so harmoniously into the thoughts expressed within each service. Always a joy.
I like the piece! It's lively, sounds significantly harder than it is, has an engaging/catchy rhythm and melody and a fun pedal line (again, not as hard as it might seem at first glance). The ostinatos will make it easy to learn and memorize." --Pertaining to the organ piece "Orff Fun
A perfect programmatic marriage of voice and accompaniment. We are called to be Angel and Star in this new Christmas classic." For "Angel and Star
Lea's compositions are unique and refreshing--each with its own character. I look forward each week to a joyful new musical journey.