Emmy Rozanski is an active freelance trombonist and enthusiastic music educator in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. She is a versatile musician who has performed in many styles including orchestral, big band, Latin jazz, chamber music and even Serbian brass band. Emmy is adjunct music faculty at Alverno College, a teaching artist for Sistema Ravinia, and low brass instructor at Highland Park High School. In the summers of 2018 and 2019 Emmy traveled to El Salvador as a teaching artist with MusAid, leading classes in technique and ensemble skills, as well as teaching private lessons. She has presented on the topics of motivation and growth mindset as they pertain to musicians and educators at the 2019 International Trombone Festival and International Women’s Brass Conference. Emmy currently acts as principal trombone for the Skokie Valley Symphony Orchestra (Skokie, IL). She has performed with the Summit Brass (Denver), the Powder River Symphony (Wyoming), and the Billings Symphony (Montana) and appears regularly in ensembles throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. In 2016, Emmy toured Switzerland performing with the Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble. Emmy has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in trombone performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds Master’s of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in trombone performance from Arizona State University. She is a passionate visual artist, as well as musician. As part of her doctoral project she wrote and illustrated a children’s book about the trombone, Mr. Fitch Joins the Band.
When not with a trombone in her hands Emmy has been an avid enthusiast of nature and reading for a very long time. Her prefered method is to enjoy them both at the same time.