Liz Rosa (Music Director) is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, with a Bachelor's degree in Bassoon Performance and Music Education. Her background in a variety of musical settings allows her to develop versatility in her students’ individual performance, both as musicians and as musical scholars. She has been active as a music director for various instrumental and theatrical ensembles since 2014.Active as a composer and arranger, her works have been performed across the country; including at the 2014 International Double Reed Society Conference in New York City and annually at Eastman School of Music’s “Double Reed Christmas”. Other arrangements have been played on the air on WHEC and WXXI in Rochester, NY, and on Abbey 104 in Somerset, Britain. Her arrangement of the Theme Song from Late Night with Seth Meyers was featured on NBC's Late Night in September 2014. At that time, Liz co-founded Project Bassoon Quartet, where she performed and served as Music Director for three years.
She has studied bassoon with Roger Nye, John Hunt, and George Sakakeeny. During her time at Eastman, Liz performed with internationally famed artists Béla Fleck and Renée Fleming, as well as recorded Sam Adler’s Concerto for Guitar with Eastman Philharmonia as principal bassoon. Liz has been a member of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Philharmonia, Dave Rivello Ensemble, and currently serves as Principal Bassoonist of the Eastern Wind Symphony in Princeton, New Jersey.
As an educator, Liz strives to bring out the optimal musicianship in her students by way of ear training and a common-sense approach to learning music. Her main goal is to help her students “become the performer they want to be”. When she is not whole heartedly exploring the world of music, Liz enjoys all things late night television, New York City, Christmas, Harry Potter, and above all - spoiling her Holland Lop rabbit, Nico.