Rick Rogers has written about the fine arts at The Oklahoman since 1988 and was named Fine Arts Editor in 2005. Rogers was the recipient of a 2010 Governor's Arts Award in the Media in the Arts category. In January 2006, Rogers was chosen to attend the NEA Arts Institute in Theater and Musical Theater at the University of Southern California. In October 2006, he was selected to attend the NEA Arts Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University. Rogers is one of only 10 U.S. journalists selected to participate in both institutes. He has received numerous citations from the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Associate Press/Oklahoma News Executives. Rogers earned bachelor's and master's degrees in music from Oklahoma City University. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, an honorary music fraternity.