Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
Gwendolynn (Wendy) Rose has performed nationally and internationally as a guest in major orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, the Toronto Symphony, the Vancouver (Canada) Symphony, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Utah Chamber Orchestra and the Grand Rapids Symphony. A former member of The National Ballet Orchestra of Canada and principal bassoonist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) from 1991 to 2002, she appeared frequently as a soloist with the orchestra and was heard on CBC Radio in national broadcasts, including a recording from the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. She has performed at Stratford Summer Music (Stratford, Ontario, Canada), the Spoleto Festival (Charleston, S.C., and Spoleto, Italy), the Banff Festival of the Arts (Banff, Alberta, Canada) and was selected to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She is a member of RAD (Rose/Austin Duo), with hornist Paul Austin of the Grand Rapids Symphony, and Lake Winds Octet, a wind octet featuring Canadian musicians from major orchestras in the Great Lakes region.
Rose is an associate professor of music at Western Michigan University where she teaches bassoon, chamber music, and music theory and is a member of the Western Wind Quintet. She is on the faculty at The Interlochen Center for the Arts, and has taught at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, the University of Windsor and National Music Camp (Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada). 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, and Richard Beene. She also holds a diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.