Our Artists

Gwendolynn (Wendy) Rose, Bassoon

Gwendolynn Rose is Professor of Bassoon at Western Michigan University where she teaches bassoon, chamber music, and music theory.  She has served on the faculty of the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Hot Springs Music Festival and was recently awarded the WMU College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award.  Widely recognized as an accomplished chamber, solo and orchestral musician, she has performed in the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and Grand Rapids. A former member of The National Ballet Orchestra of Canada and principal bassoonist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra from 1991-2002, she appeared frequently as a soloist with the orchestra She has performed at Stratford Summer Music, the Spoleto Festival, the Banff Festival of the Arts and was selected to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. She is a member of the Western Wind Quintet and has been heard in recital recently throughout the USA, Canada, Belgium, Honduras, Colombia and China. Rose is a frequent performer at the Saugatuck Chamber Music Festival and the Fontana Chamber Arts Summer Festival.