Wendy Rose

Several Canadian bassoonists have built successful careers in the United States.

Gwendolynn (Wendy) Rose is associate professor of bassoon at Western Michigan University where she teaches bassoon, chamber music, and music theory, and is chair of the woodwind area. She has served on the faculty at the Hot Springs Music Festival, the National Music Camp (Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada), and was invited to teach at the InterHarmony Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy in summer 2013. Rose was recently awarded the WMU College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award, and has mentored many students who have gone on to prestigious graduate programs and positions in schools, colleges and orchestras. Rose has been widely recognized as an accomplished chamber, solo and orchestral musician. She has performed at Stratford Summer Music, the Spoleto Festival (Charleston, S.C. and Spoleto, Italy), the Banff Festival of the Arts, and was selected to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She has performed as a guest in many orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, Utah Chamber Orchestra, and the Grand Rapids Symphony. Rose is a frequent performer at the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival and the Fontana Chamber Arts Summer Festival and holds the Principal Bassoon position in the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra. Rose received degrees in bassoon performance from the University of Toronto and the University of Michigan, where her principal teachers were David Carroll, Hugh Cooper, Christopher Millard, Christopher Weait, and Richard Beene.

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