About Roger Treece

Five-Time Grammy Nominee Roger Treece is a composer, arranger, producer, and singer who creates music that combines traditional classical elements with jazz, funk, gospel, and world.  A vocal innovator, Roger tours worldwide as a performance artist, composer, conductor, and teacher, guiding musicians of all ages and genres in improvisation, creativity, harmony, arranging, rhythm, and solo-vocal technique.
He has composed for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Culture, Danish Radio Symphony and Choir, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Chicago Children’s Choir. His film and television credits include music for the Discovery Channel, Disneyworld, Microsoft, McDonalds, ABC and The United Way, and he is author and singer of hundreds of commercials. 
Roger has been nominated for Grammy Awards as an arranger, producer, singer, and engineer, and has won 14 DOWNBEAT awards as a soloist, ensemble member, director and arranger.  In 2010, his arrangement of "Baby" (VOCAbuLarieS) was nominated for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals" : the first time in the history of the Grammy Awards that an a cappella arrangement has been nominated for an instrumental arranging award.

He has won numerous awards for his educational music for children, including a First Place at the Hollywood Film Festival (for his score to Through the Woods) and two PARENT’S CHOICE awards.

Roger also judges the Vocal Jazz category for the DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE Student Recording Awards.

A true harmonicist...
perhaps the best choral writer of his generation.


Genius, plain and simple.  Roger Treece is out of control!

Roger has produced and/or arranged over 40 record albums for artists such as Josh Groban, The Manhattan Transfer, Bobby McFerrin, Katharine McPhee, Barry Manilow, Mark Murphy, Brian Bromberg, The King’s Singers, rapper Z-Trip and others.

Most recently, Roger Treece was associate producer, arranger and singer on Josh Groban’s #1 selling album, ALL THAT ECHOES. Roger is also the mastermind behind Bobby McFerrin’s ground-breaking release VOCAbuLarieS, a collection of seven extended choral works, hailed as “a masterpiece,” “the future of choral music,” and “a new standard for choral recording."




Jazz Educator’s Network

American Choral Director’s Association