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Nancy Rosenberg, Teaching Associate

Nancy Rosenberg’s career encompasses a wide range of musical pursuits. She received her A.B. in Music & Comparative Literature from Brown University, holds an M.A. in Musicology from Boston University, and recently earned a Doctorate in Music Education from Boston University She has taught in Brown’s Applied Music program in Voice since 1995, specializing in jazz and popular styles; additionally, she taught classes in Musicianship and Music Theory at Brown from 1983 to 2001, when she left to pursue an interest in public school secondary music education. Since then she has taught at several urban high schools in Boston and Providence while maintaining an active freelance career as a composer, musical director, vocalist, and teacher. She currently teaches Voice in the Musical Theater program at Emerson College, and serves as Musical Director for a Providence-based women’s choir.

A prolific composer of music for theater, Ms. Rosenberg’s credits include five full length musicals, as well as twelve musical plays for children, including The Sun’s Musicians, a winner of the 1993 Kennedy Center’s New Visions/New Voices awards in children’s theater. Several of her musicals for children have been published by Anchorage Press, including The Magic Lake, released in the fall of 2007. In addition to her musical work in and around the theater, she has served as composer, sound designer, arranger, and producer on numerous commercial projects for children, among them a recent book/CD set for Kindermusik, as well as various best-selling children’s software titles, such as The Three Grouchketeers, Elmo Through the Looking Glass, Sesame Street Music Maker, and Elmo’s Adventures in Grouchland. Ms. Rosenberg may be reached by e-mail at Nancy_Rosenberg@brown.edu.