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Thomas Rosenberg

Thomas Rosenberg

  • Senior Lecturer in Cello, Music

Education & Professional History

Oberlin College, BMus; Eastman School of Music, MMus.

At Carleton since 1999.

Courses Taught This Year

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THOMAS ROSENBERG (Cello) is nationally known as a dynamic teacher, chamber music coach, and performer. He is on the faculties of Carleton College, Macalester College and the McNally Smith College of Music and also maintains a busy pre-college private studio of cellists and chamber ensembles.  A member of the Schubert Piano Trio and The Isles Ensemble, he also performs occasionally with other area ensembles including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra.  Since 1981, he has been Artistic Director of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He is recipient of the “Master Studio Teacher Award” from ASTA Minnesota, the McKnight Performing Artist Fellowship Award, Arts Educator of the Year from the Michiana Arts and Sciences Council, the 2007 Indiana Governor’s Arts Award, top chamber music prizes at the Munich (Germany), Portsmouth (England), and Chicago’s “Discovery” Competitions and is a three-time Naumburg Chamber Music Award finalist.  Previously, he was a founding member of the highly acclaimed Chester String Quartet with whom for twenty years he toured internationally, made numerous recordings and was on the faculty of Indiana University South Bend from 1980-1998.  He has performed and taught at many summer festivals including Aspen and Tanglewood and served as Associate Director and taught at “The Quartet Program.” He currently teaches summers at the Green Lake Chamber Music Festival and at the Midwest Young Artists Summer Chamber Music Camp. Tom is a graduate of Oberlin and the Eastman School of Music where he was teaching assistant to both Paul Katz and Laurence Lesser.  Other teachers include Richard Kapuscinski, Alan Harris, Alta Mayer, and for chamber music, members of the Budapest, Juilliard, Tokyo, Guarneri, and Cleveland Quartets.

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