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Carrie Rose is a flutist, composer, and teacher in the Washington, DC area.
She is producer, composer, and performer for the Origins Concert Series in Silver Spring, Maryland—a hub for adventurous music seekers that features a world premiere of her compositions on each concert. The series, in its tenth season, is supported by the Arts and Humanities Commission of Montgomery County.
Her work has also received numerous grants from the Maryland State Arts Council, the Arts and Humanities Commission of Montgomery County, and the American Composers Forum.
Her interest in contemporary music has led her to give solo flute performances in Washington, DC and New York City and contemporary music workshops at several universities.
She is a member of inHale - a flute collective with Lisa Cella and Jane Rigler - three flute players on a mission to bring classical music of our time into the world.
Her new music CD, Books of Flutes, released by 11 West Records, features solo and ensemble music and was broadcast it in its entirety by WMUA in Amherst, Massachusetts.
In DC’s City Paper, she was named a “favorite local composer”. In addition to the premiers at the Origins Concert Series, her compositions have been featured at the University of DC, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Goucher College, played by the DC Youth Orchestra, and performed at Strathmore Mansion.
Rose also plays classical chamber music with Bella Mattina (flute, oboe, harp) and Bambou (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon.) She is an active orchestral freelancer in the DC area. Past venues have included the National Cathedral, Lisner Auditorium, and the Harman Center for the Arts.
She is an enthusiastic teacher at her private flute studio in Takoma Park, Maryland, and previously taught general music classes for 10 years at the Oneness-Family Montessori School, an international peace academy in Bethesda, Maryland. She runs Flute-a-rama Flute Camp with Melissa Lindon and has coached chamber music through the DC Youth Orchestra Program.
Rose earned Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Joshua Smith, principal flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra.
At folk dances across the country, Rose can be spotted as both a dancer and a musician. She especially enjoys reliving the time of Jane Austen with the elegance and playfulness of English Country dancing. Rose also enjoys the expansiveness of hiking in the woods.
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