Rosalie Person

Location: Beltsville, MD

Teaches: Piano, Organ, Voice

Rosalie Person has been teaching piano, organ and first year voice for over 50 years. She studied with her father, Prof. Edward Person, who was on staff at the Palestrina Institute of Music, a national teaching institute for liturgical music of all faiths.

Rosalie began teaching at East Detroit Conservatory in 1964 until 1989, when she moved to the D.C. area. She teaches private lessons for students ages 5 through senior adults. She teaches classical, pop, jazz, R&B, and church music.

From 1964 to 1989, she had multiple First Prize winners at the Michigan Music Association yearly competitions, both by age category and the Top Prize in Open competition. Rosalie's students have won the National trophy in the American Guild of Music annual competition for contestants in all states.

She sings with the professional group, The Congressional Chorus of Washington, D.C., and has served by invitation on their Board of Directors for many years. Rosalie has personally commissioned two works for the chorus by American composers Joan Szymko and Howard University professor Connaitre Miller.

Although most of her students have trained with her for their own pleasure, quite a few have gone on to professional music careers. She resides in Landover, Md.

Education: Studied with Ed Person of Palestrina Institute of Music, Detroit, MI

Student Opportunities: Recitals