An accomplished orchestral, chamber, and solo clarinetist, Dr. Andrea Vos-Rochefort has performed around the world in France, Italy, and the United States on stages including Avery Fisher Hall, Salle Cortot, Aronoff Center, and the historic Des Moines Capitol building with the Des Moines Chamber Symphony. She was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Texas A&M University-Kingsville and previously served as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at University of Dayton and Stivers School for the Performing Arts, Woodwind Specialist at Cooper High School, and Woodwind Director for TriState Ensembles. She teaches privately, and has performed with Lima Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, Dayton Philharmonic, Carmel Symphony, and concert:nova, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Lexington Philharmonic. She finished her DMA at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Ben Freimuth in May 2017 after completing her master's degree at Manhattan School of Music with Mark Nuccio and her bachelor's degree at Ithaca College under the tutelage of Michael Galvan. Other accolades include a Prix a l'unanimite in Chamber Music and Diplomes Superieurs in both Chamber Music and Clarinet at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris while studying with Guy Deplus.
Dr. Andrea Vos-Rochefort is an avid chamber musician and can be seen in performance with pianist Clare Longendyke and flutist Elizabeth Darling in the US and abroad with the CT:2 Duo and Duo Cylindre. Works have been written for her in the past year by Mack Lamont, Laura Harrison, Brad Harris, Mara Helmuth, Ellen Ruth Harrison, and Daniel Harrison and she has been featured in recital and masterclass performances at Cincinnati Soundbox, University of Dayton, Miami University, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Ithaca College. In addition to being an active performer and champion of new music, Andrea is a dedicated advocate of arts outreach and is passionate about engaging the public in unique and innovative ways. As the Artistic Director and founding member of the Artalism Coalition, Andrea has focused her doctoral research on interdisciplinary arts and the effectiveness of the creative synthesis approach in the community. This research and curriculum writing has resulted in more than 70 performances of interdisciplinary workshops based on national standards and using modern repertoire to engage students in Cincinnati Public Schools and has benefited over 1,000 K-12 students in the last three years. She has also implemented a new initiative to commission new works based in STEAM curriculum and introducing scientific, mathematical, engineering, or technology based concepts through music in high school classrooms. Andrea would like to thank the Ben Carlson Berne Foundation for their support of her work as Community Engagement and Education Manager with concert:nova and looks forward to seeing the reach of these programs grow in years to come.