Wednesday, September 1, 2021

 Ellen Rose featured in the Crescendo All-State Masterclasses...

Saturday, September 29, 2018

All-State Viola Masterclass/Workshop Scheduled

    As you know, All-State anxiety is here and growing. Many students may be interested in attending an All-State Viola Master Class, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 

        Trinity Episcopal Church
        12727 Hillcrest

    I stress excellent intonation, rhythm, and sound. I also teach how to prepare for the performance for the live audition tape. Here is a snapshot of the All-State master class that I taught with Peter Bay, conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra, for the Sara Driver viola studio.

    There are limited number of places available for master instruction. The fee is $25 per participating student, though there is no charge for observing. Parents are welcome. Each participating student must bring a music stand.
    Time is short, so students hoping to participate should write requesting a place in the master class, to

Friday, September 28, 2018

Announcing new album release from Ellen Rose


Featuring works by Boccherini, Vaughan Williams, Enesco, Messiaen, Clarke, and Puccini. Providence is available on iTunes and Amazon on the Affetto label.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Retirement Announcement

Last week, I announced to our music director of the DSO that I intended to retire at the end of this present season. He was extremely surprised but also very supportive and asked that I play his last concert in June, 2018. I accepted that invitation with pleasure as the music making during the years with him have been phenomenal!
It has been an incredible honor to lead the section for these 37 years and contribute to creating beauty in a world that is torn apart. I just have felt for several months that it was time to
Move forward! My husband ( of 32 years) and I want to do more travel and I want to give him weekends, something he has not had all of these years together! We love to entertain and this will be a joy for us together!!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

     Ellen Rose's book, Extreme Viola: A 12-week Course in Scales, Arpeggios, and Double-stops, second edition, from ESOR Publications, is now available through Amazon.