Louise Rose

Hon. Doctorate (UVic)

Louise Rose has been called a living Canadian treasure. She studied classical voice in Pennsylvania with John Duddy and Todd Duncan; pipe organ with Catharine Brooke Morgan; piano with Oscar Peterson; conducting with Leonard Bernstein and arranging with Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington. Some of her independent studies have been with Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald and B.B. King.  She has served as artist/mentor in residence at Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA  and at The Frank DeMiero and Soundsation Vocal Jazz Camps. Louise is a sought after vocal jazz ensemble clinician.  She has played and sung with symphony orchestras in Canada and the United States, appeared in night clubs, operas, theatrical productions, touring shows and on cruise ships all over the world. She served as host of Vision Televisions long-time national show “Let’s Sing Again”.  She is an accomplished choral conductor, accompanist and private voice teacher. Louise brings a wealth of experience and grace to all she does.  And she loves teaching.

Louise is intrigued and challenged to respect the learning styles of each of the students in her care and to motivate each student to study with a respect for the music with a sense of curiosity and a sense of humour. Making music full time for forty-seven years, in one form or another, with interesting and challenging people in varieties of settings is Louise’s living testimony and witness to her belief, which she states: “Music is the metaphor for life..  YIKES!!!”

And there is absolutely nothing as marvelous as making music with one’s own body since singing is, for Louise, about making a joyful noise… with one’s heart and soul.