mannes school of music announces the appointment of julia derosa to faculty

Julia DeRosa. Photo courtesy of Peter Schaaf.

NEW YORK, September 27, 2019 - The New School announced today that the highly acclaimed and versatile oboist, Julia DeRosa, will join the faculty of Mannes School of Music. DeRosa will maintain a private studio at Mannes, and will also give workshops, classes, and masterclasses on a range of topics that reflect her stylistic fluidity and varied career.

Oboist Julia DeRosa is an accomplished freelancer in New York City and is the newly appointed second oboe/English horn of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. She performs regularly with the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and American Ballet Theater.

“We are thrilled to welcome Julia to the faculty at Mannes," said Richard Kessler, Dean of Mannes School of Music. "Julia is the kind of dynamic, energetic, and artistically sensitive musician that can be not just a great teacher and mentor, but also a model to our students."

“I am very much looking forward to joining the oboe faculty of Mannes," said DeRosa.  "Mannes continues to be a leader in the education of forward-thinking classical musicians, and I can’t wait to contribute."

DeRosa has also performed extensively on Broadway in productions such as Sunset Boulevard, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Les Miserables, among others. She is a member of the newly formed Gotham Wind Quintet, which features some of New York City’s finest opera musicians in a wide variety of repertoire.  

DeRosa attended The Juilliard School, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the studio of Elaine Douvas, with additional instruction from Richard Dallessio, Pedro Díaz, Nathan Hughes, and Linda Strommen. She is the recipient of the Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant for outstanding artistry and achievement in leadership, entrepreneurship, and breadth of engagement as well as the Peter Mennin Prize in recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and music. DeRosa won the Juilliard Oboe Concerto Competition in 2010, resulting in her performance of the Martinu Oboe Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, James DePreist conducting. Most recently, DeRosa has won grand prizes from the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition and the Aspen Music Festival Winds and Harp Concerto Competition. She has also been a soloist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and has been featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top program.

Now in its second century as a dynamic musical center, Mannes School of Music is a standard bearer for innovative artistry, dedicated to developing citizen artists who engage their communities and the world through music. Through its undergraduate, graduate, professional studies, and preparatory programs, Mannes offers a curriculum as imaginative as it is rigorous, taught by a world-class faculty and visiting artists. As part of The New School’s College of Performing Arts, together with the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music and the School of Drama, Mannes makes its home on The New School’s Greenwich Village campus in a state-of-the-art facility at the newly renovated Arnhold Hall.

Founded in 1919, The New School was established to advance academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. A century later, The New School remains at the forefront of innovation in higher education, inspiring more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students to challenge the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The university welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and public programs that encourage open discourse and social engagement. Through our online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


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