Andrea Vos-Rochefort, clarinet
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, the Aronoff Center, and the historic Des Moines Capitol Building as a soloist with the Des Moines Chamber Symphony. Dr. Vos-Rochefort serves as Adjunct Instructor of Clarinet at University of Dayton and Stivers School for the Arts. She finished her doctoral degree at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Ben Freimuth after completing her master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music with Mark Nuccio and her bachelor’s degree at Ithaca College with Michael Galvan. Other accolades include a Prix à l’unanimité in Chamber Music and Diplômes Supérieures in Chamber Music and Clarinet at L’Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with Guy Deplus.
Dr. Vos-Rochefort can be seen in performance with the Dayton Philharmonic, Lima Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, and Springfield Symphony Orchestra as well as with duo partners: pianist Clare Longendyke and flutist Elizabeth Darling. She is committed to new works and has recently recorded for Ellen Harrison, Michael Lanci, Mack Lamont, and Alyssa Morris’ debut album, A Higher Place, in addition to premiering works written for her by Mara Helmuth, Daniel Harrison, Laura Harrison, Brad Harris, and Mack Lamont.
In addition to being an active performer and champion of new music, Dr. Vos-Rochefort is a dedicated advocate of arts outreach and education and is passionate about engaging new audiences in unique ways and serves as the Community Engagement and Education Manager with concert:nova where she has built an outreach program based on her doctoral research using creative synthesis. Now in her third season of interactive workshops, she has reached over 700 Cincinnati Public School students in more than 40 performances designed to actively engage students in creativity using modern repertoire and complementary art forms. She has also implemented an initiative to commission new works based in STEAM curriculum 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 and looks forward to continuing to expand these programs.