Prelude Wind Ensemble Bassoon Instructor Rosalie Avery is a freelance bassoonist and music educator located in the greater Milwaukee area. Recently, she received her Masters of Music degree in bassoon performance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) under the tutelage of Rudi Heinrich. Additionally, Rosalie holds a
Bachelor of Arts degree from UWM where she studied with Beth Giacobassi.
Rosalie is currently an instructor in multiple woodwind instruments at White House of Music and Milwaukee Public Schools where she teaches bassoon, clarinet, alto saxophone, and flute to students aged 10-60. Additionally, she was a graduate teaching assistant at UWM, where she taught bassoon methods and undergraduate lessons. Previously, Rosalie served as an Americorps Artistyear Teaching Fellow in the Roaring Fork Valley. There she worked at Carbondale Middle School and Roaring Fork High School with their band programs. Rosalie also has volunteered in her community by coaching small groups at local high schools and youth programs including Nathan Hale High School, Girls Rock MKE, and UWM Youth Wind Ensemble.
In addition to her teaching background, Rosalie has a diverse performance background. She is a member of the Milwaukee Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cosmo Reed Quintet. Rosalie has performed with groups such as the Racine Symphony Orchestra, Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra, and Cardinal Stritch Orchestra. In the past, she has performed with the Waukesha Area Chamber Orchestra and Symphony in the Valley. During her
summers she has participated in summer music festivals Madeline Island Chamber Music Clinic and the Lousiana State University Collaborative Piano Institute’s Bassoon Intensive.
Rosalie has performed in masterclasses with prominent bassoonists Nanci Belmont, Darrel Hale, Timothy McGovern, Frank Morelli, Leonard Hindell, Catherine Chen, Ted Soluri, and Barrick Stees.