A native of Florida, Dr. Rossow has been a member of the faculty at Florida Atlantic University since 2000 and has served as conductor of the Women’s Chorus since 1998. She has taught courses in choral conducing, choral and solo literature, applied voice, and sight singing at Florida Atlantic University and serves as a member of the departmental committees in Music Education and Curriculum. 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. Dr. Rossow has participated in conducting master-classes with Dr. Morris Beachy, Helmuth Rilling, and Robert Porco and the FAU Women’s Chorus, under Rossow’s direction, has performed at the Florida ACDA Fall Conference. Recently she has presented sessions and served as clinician and conductor at state conferences and symposiums.
A faculty member at the inaugural Anúna Summer School in Dublin during the Summer of 2011, Dr. Rossow will return in 2013 as a featured clinician and facilitator. Stephen Eddins of the All-Music Guide said of her work on the 2012 Anúna CD Illuminations, “Stacie Lee Rossow, in her debut recording conducting the group, 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 this April will premiere Flowers, Sunshine, and Shadows.
Dr. Rossow is an active adjudicator and clinician and holds memberships with the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, MENC: the Music Educator’s National Conference, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Director’s Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization, College Music Society, and Chorus America. She has held positions with the state boards of FCMENC and FMEA, has served as the FAU chapter advisor to both ACDA and MENC, and was the 2005-2006 recipient of the Florida Atlantic University Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Advising. While at the University of Miami she was awarded the Theodore Presser Award for research in music for her work in the area of Irish choral music.