Dr. Rose Valby is a member of the award-winning woodwind quintet, QuinTexas, with whom she received the 2016 Senior Winds Division Silver Medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the 2015 Coleman-Saunderson Prize in Winds, Brass, and Percussion at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. Rose has performed with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio, Nickel City Opera, Ash Lawn Opera, and Austin, Brazos Valley, Round Rock, and Fort Smith symphonies, among others. In Austin, she has also performed with Ballet Austin, ZACH and Salvage Vanguard theaters, Chorus Austin, and Texas Choral Consort. As an active teacher and clinician, Rose has coached students from beginner to college level throughout the country and internationally, including La Serena, Chile and Shenzhen, China while on performance tours. In addition to teaching at music festivals such as the Longhorn Music Camp, she has been a participant of several festivals including the National Orchestral Institute, Sewanee Summer Music Festival, and Youth Orchestra of the Americas.
Rose received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Horn Performance at The Sarah and Ernest Butler School of Music at The University of Texas at Austin, where she served as the Graduate Teaching Assistant for the horn studio, the Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was an inaugural member of the Graduate Brass Quintet Scholarship program and recipient of the John Barrows Scholarship, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, where she was a winner of the Ithaca College Annual Concerto Competition. Rose’s principal teachers include Patrick Hughes, Douglas Hill, and Alex Shuhan. She currently maintains a large private studio in Austin, TX.