Francis Vogt

Teaching Areas

  • Director of University of Singers and Oratorio Society
  • Choral Conducting
  • Applied Voice


Francis John Vogt is the Director of Choral Activities and the head of the Voice Area at the University of Maine, where he conducts the University Singers and Oratorio Society, and teaches choral conducting and literature, studio voice, and diction for singers. With the University Singers he tours annually throughout New England and has led the ensemble on two successful European concert tours that included performances in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Basilica San Marco in Venice, Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, and Southwark Cathedral in London. He is a recipient of the University of Maine Faculty Mentor Impact Award. He is music director of the chamber choir EUPHONY, comprised of University of Maine alumni, faculty and students. The Orono-based ensemble specializes in 20th and 21st century choral repertoire. Prior to his work in Maine, Vogt was assistant professor at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa where he was also the music director of the Dubuque Chorale from 2006 to 2009. He has been a guest conductor, choral clinician and adjudicator in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri,
and Kansas. He received degrees in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music and the State University of New York at Fredonia and did doctoral work in Choral Conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

He has performed, recorded, and toured nationally and internationally with the Dale Warland Singers and the Gregg Smith Singers, and has sung professionally with many renowned conductors, including Robert Shaw, Robert Craft (with whom he recorded two discs in that conductor’s complete Stravinsky cycle), Edo de Waart, Hugh Wolff, Robert Spano, and Maria Guinand. Additional performing credits include appearances with Garrison Keillor, Kenny Rogers, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the Ohio Light Opera, the Connecticut Opera, the Maine Shakespeare Festival, the Penobscot Theatre Company, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine, Blue Hill Bach, and the Bangor Symphony Orchestra.