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Rose Sperrazza - Professor at Northeastern Illinois University;  Artistic Director of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble



Education: D.M.A. Clarinet Performance, University of Wisconsin-Madison

             Rose Sperrazza, clarinetist, maintains an active schedule as a performer and teacher. She is a full-time faculty member at Northeastern Illinois University where she regularly appears as a soloist and a chamber musician. She performs often with the Madison Symphony Orchestra and has also performed with the Chicago Camerata Chamber Ensemble, the Harper Chamber Winds, Opus Three Woodwind Trio, CUBE, and in the Southern Illinois Music Festival  She was a featured soloist in Tokyo, Japan and her chamber performances have been broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem” and on Chicago’s WFMT. Sperrazza will be featured with the Cassatt String Quartet in March of 2007 and is also the founder of the Chicago Clarinet Ensemble at Northeastern Illinois University. She is the former executive director of the International Clarinet Association and holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; the Master of Music Performance from the University of Akron; and the Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Her primary teachers were Larry Combs, Linda Bartley, David Bell, and William Gasbarro.

Professional Affiliations:

Chicago Clarinet Ensemble

International Clarinet Association - ICA

World Clarinet Alliance - WKA

Agendas and Performance and Teaching Philosophy

Message from Rose Sperrazza



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Activities Past and Future





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