A native of Florida, Dr. Rossow has been a member of the faculty at Florida Atlantic University since 2000. Dr. Rossow holds the Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and the Master of Arts with an emphasis in Choral Conducting degrees from Florida Atlantic University and received the Doctorate in Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami. Her thesis, entitled The Choral Music of Irish Composer Michael McGlynn, was the first on Mr. McGlynn and is currently held in the Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin. In addition, she was awarded the Theodore Presser Award for Research in Music for her work in the area of Irish choral music and was named the Florida Atlantic University 2015 Faculty Talon Award Recipient.
A faculty member at the inaugural Anúna Summer School in Dublin during the Summer of 2011, Dr. Rossow returned in 2013 as a featured clinician and facilitator and to the faculty in June of 2015 when she was named as a co-director for the now annual workshop. She has also served as the studio conductor for three Anúna recordings, the 2012 Illuminations, the 2015 Revelation, and the 2016 EP release Sunshine | Shadows. Stephen Eddins of the All-Music Guide said of her work on the 2012 Anúna CD Illuminations, “…, in her debut recording conducting the group, [she] conveys a thorough understanding of the various musical styles and draws sensitive performances from the singers.” Dr. Rossow has also premiered several of Mr. McGlynn’s works including: My Songs Shall Rise, the Women’s Chorus and orchestral version of the Behind the Closed Eye Suite, Incantations, and Flowers, Sunshine, and Shadows. In addition to her work with Anúna, Dr. Rossow is the founding director of Sirenia, a six-member female choral ensemble who recorded their first CD with Hoot Wisdom Recordings in August of 2015 to be released in late 2016.
Dr. Rossow is an active vocal performer, choral and vocal adjudicator, and choral clinician. She is an avid researcher and has presented lectures and papers regionally and nationally on such topics as The Choral Music of Ireland, The History of Irish choral music, The Music of Irish composer Michael McGlynn, Choral Repertoire, Braille Music Notation for Music Students, and Proper Use of Linguistic Stress in Music. Most recently, she began to identify a nationalist school of choral composition in Ireland and its association with sean-nós singing.