Madi Vogt is ready to bring the groove. As a drummer and music director, she focuses on three aspects; the importance of connection between players, finding the nuances in each song and preparation. Madi has played many different genres throughout her years and has shaped a recognizable sound making any drum kit sing. She is energized by what songwriters have to say and takes part in the songwriting by means of production and arrangement. She is addicted to what makes music feel good.
Madi Vogt was born and raised in San Clemente, California. After receiving her first drum set at age 8 she started her own all-girl band. Madi began studying with award-winning jazz drummer Evan Stone and continues to study with him to this day. She spent her adolescent years forming several bands and playing in roughly 400 shows. Madi learned punctuality when she was accepted into Orange Country High School of the Arts. She took the train to and from school every day and learned literally and metaphorically that the train waits for nobody.
After High School, Madi was accepted into the Popular Music Program at the University of Southern California. During her time at USC, she studied under Ndugu Chancler and Aaron Serfaty. In addition to drum lessons, she was honored to have the opportunity to study under top level musicians such as Patrice Rushen, Bernard Purdie, Chris Sampson and Sean Holt. During her time at USC, Madi had the opportunity to tour the East Coast representing the program with Pop/Folk group, Trousdale. Playing with various artists and bands, she found that her need to contribute to the music outside of the kit could be put to use as music director. Towards the end of her Junior year, she was picked to serve as music director for the Junior Year showcase and was later awarded with a Dean’s Award for her performance. Since graduating in 2018, Madi has toured the United States and Europe. She currently plays with Lauren Ruth Ward, Joshua Speers, Haleigh Bowers, Bella Porter, Georgia Greene, Smoke Seasons and many other artists.
In addition, she has performed live on "The Ellen Show", “The Voice”, “Glee”, “Life in Pieces”, “Pure Genius”, and “Speechless”. She has also appeared as a drummer in a KIA commercial. Madi is honored to be one of Murat Diril and SJC’s featured artists.
Madi has always had a deep fascination with being in the circus and enjoys cooking, but not cleaning.