LISA ROGERS is Professor of Percussion Studies at Texas Tech University where she teaches applied studies as well as directs ensembles such as “Apocalypso Now”. She attended Texas State University and Texas Tech University for her undergraduate and graduate studies. Rogers received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in percussion performance from the University of Oklahoma. Rogers released her first compact disc recording, Paint Me a Sky, in January 2000 for solo vibraphone. Currently, Rogers serves as President of the Percussive Society as well as Associate Research Editor for Percussive Notes. Rogers was the 2007-2008 recipient of the Texas Tech University President’s Excellence in Teaching Award.