Lisa Rogers is professor of percussion studies at Texas Tech University, where she directs ensembles including “Apocalypso Now.” She received her B.M.E. and M.M. degrees from Texas State University and Texas Tech, and her D.M.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma. She is the percussion principal of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Roswell (New Mexico) Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma Panhandlers, the first independent steel drum band in Oklahoma.