Roger H. Hale, PhD

Roger H. Hale, Ph.d.

Dr. Roger Hale joined the faculty at Missouri Western State University in August of 2009. 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 Choir and Band Director in southeastern Idaho at Bear Lake Middle School and High School. Other conducting responsibilities included serving as director of the Bear Lake Community Chorus, University of Utah Concert Chorale, Florida State University Chamber Singers, Senior Citizen's Choir, and University Singers, an ensemble that recently finished a tour of the southeastern United States (2009). Hale has recently performed as tenor soloist with the St. Joseph Community Chorus in their performance of Handel’s Messiah and on the Noontime Concert Series in St. Joseph, MO.

Dr. Hale is Director of Choral Activities at Missouri Western, conducting the Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers. He is a sought-after clinician. His research interests include using technology in the classroom for a more engaged rehearsal. Other courses include Advanced Choral Conducting, Choral Literature, Secondary Choral Methods, Aural Skills, and Applied Voice.  He lives in St. Joseph, MO with his wife KayDe and their five children.

Missouri Western State University

4525 Downs Drive

St. Joseph, MO 64507

Office: Potter Hall 109

Contact Information

Phone: 816-271-4428

Fax: 816-271-5974