Wynn-Anne Rossi


wynn-anne rossi

Wynn-Anne Rossi is a renowned composer with vibrant educational outreach. Her compositions have inspired audiences across the United States and around the world.
She has over 100 publications, primarily for piano, which are widely distributed online
and in music stores. Her repertoire also includes works for vocal and chamber groups, concert band and orchestra. Various commissions have been sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, the National Endowment for the Arts, Music Teachers National Association and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Wynn-Anne specializes in bringing the art of composition to every musician. She has been offering composition residencies throughout the country since 2003, inspiring thousands of students to write their own music. Partnerships have included the MUNDI Project (UT), Linda Luebke String Festival (IN), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (MN), and many more. Rossi has also written two comprehensive series which encourage young pianists to compose: Music by Me (FJH, with Kevin Olson) and most recently, Creative Composition
Toolbox (Alfred). Her new video series, Wednesdays with Wynn-Anne, is now available for curious composers of all ages and levels.
Active as a presenter, Wynn-Anne is known for her innovative lectures, workshops and masterclasses. Her educational voice has moved beyond the borders of the United States to include Iceland, Sweden and Mali. She presents on a wide variety of subjects including American music, inspired by her two popular series, Musica Latina and Jazzin' Americana.
Rossi was educated at the University of Colorado in theory and composition. Further training included choral conducting at Harvard University and jazz pedagogy through the University of Illinois. She has also studied under Pulitzer Prize recipient Aaron Jay Kernis.
What does Wynn-Anne do other than music? She loves to ice-skate or roller-blade, depending on the weather. She practices elementary juggling to inspire humility and often brainstorms while watching red-bellied woodpeckers at her bird feeder. Family members include her husband Greg, Alley the cat and her awesome son, Nick. For entertaining updates, visit Wynn-Anne Rossi Music on Facebook.

The Spark of Inspiration” takes many forms in the piano studio! Just as students need motivation to keep practicing, teachers also need a variety of sparks to fuel their love of teaching. This session offers a wide range of ideas from 3-minute creative exercises and interactive play to vibrant repertoire. Discover practical, simple ways to encourage composition. Learn wild stories of jazz musicians who paved their way to modern music. Explore rhythm through Latin syncopation. Try a few simple dance steps! Every young musician is unique, and as teachers, we are challenged to find the right sparks to inspire each student. Be prepared for musical fireworks as Wynn-Ann sets the stage for a vibrant, thriving studio.