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B.J. Rosco is an American composer who has numerous original compositions published by major companies including works for piano and orchestra. Her works have been performed in composers symposia, workshops, new music concerts and lecture/recitals both in the United States and Europe. She has been commissioned by many publications and organizations. Some of these honors include "Clavier" music magazine, "Southwestern Youth Music Festival," "Joanna Hodges Summer Piano Seminar," and the "Washington State Music Teachers' Association" (WSMTA) who is affiliated with the "Music Teachers' National Association." Ms Rosco was also honored as the 2004 Composer of the Year by (WSMTA).
Several of Ms Rosco's works have received a world premiere including Youth Concerto, "The Festival" for Piano and Orchestra performed by The Spokane Youth Symphony, James Schoepflin, Conductor, Archie Chen, Pianist. "Visions" for Piano and Orchestra performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Salvador Brotons, Conductor, Joanna Hodges, Pianist. Most recent is the 2004 commissioned work, "Fete Carillonnee, Suite for Duo Pianos" performed by Joan Schoepflin and Margaret Brink.
One of Rosco' quests as a composer has been to extensively study the techniques established by 20th Century composers. The niche she has strived to fill, is writing music in this idiom to develop the visual, aural and tactile senses as well as artistic skills of young musicians so that when they reach the levels of advanced literature, they are better prepared.
Throughout her musical career, Ms Rosco has served in various capacities for professional organizations. She has served in various positions of the Music Teachers' National Association at Chapter, State and Division levels. Among these appointments she has served as Composition Coordinator for both the State of California and the Southwest Division while residing in Los Angeles. Most recently she has just finished a four year term as MTNA Northwest Division Composition Coordinator while residing in the Seattle area.
B. J. Rosco has an established professional music studio where she offers private training in piano, composition and classes in performance, music awareness and theory. Ms Rosco's students have won high awards in various competitions for both composition and piano. She is an active adjudicator and clinician for lecture-recitals and workshops.