Liz Rosa is currently a senior Bassoon Performance and Music Education double major at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. She has performed with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Eastman Wind Orchestra, Eastman Philharmonia, the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Eastern Wind Symphony, and The Freelance Ensemble Artists Orchestra. She has also performed with the Empire Film Music Ensemble, where she performed in the world premiere of Jeff Beal's House of Cards Symphony and recorded the soundtrack for two episodes of Star Trek Continues. Liz is also a research assistant with Dr. Ann Marie Stanley and Dr. Dan Isbell, studying musical code-switchers. In May 2015, she received a Discover Grant from the University of Rochester to pursue her research.
Liz is also passionate about composing and arranging. World premieres of her arrangements have been performed at various music venues in New York, New Jersey, and Texas, including at the 2014 International Double Reed Society Conference in New York City and annually at Eastman School of Music’s “Double Reed Christmas” since 2014. Other arrangements have been played on the air on WXXI in Rochester and Abbey 104 in Britain. Her arrangement of the theme song from Late Night with Seth Meyers for four bassoons was featured on NBC's Late Night show in September 2014. At that time, she co-founded Project Bassoon Quartet, in which she currently performs and serves as Music Director.
My main goal as a teacher is to guide and shape the student in their image. Whether it's preparing for an audition or learning a school band or orchestra piece, I will make sure the student is learning to be the musician they want to be. I will work with each student individually to improve their tone, technique, and musicality, as well as providing basic ear training and practice techniques that will help the student discover and enjoy music on their own and continue to learn outside of their lessons.