Rose
Hegele

Voice
Rose Hegele

Soprano Rose Hegele enjoys an active career as a performer and educator. As a vocal instructor, she approaches musicianship holistically, learning through intuitive and playful methods, and technique through a solutions-oriented mindset. She aims to nurture a love for music in each student, establish healthy vocal technique, and encourage authentic artistic expression.

Being immersed in a variety of genres including western classical opera, choral music, avant-garde performance, pop, and musical theater, Rose uses a wide range of vocal techniques and sounds. As such, she differentiates lesson material to best suit students based on their needs or goals. Passionate about developing students’ musicality, Rose coaches her students on topics including song interpretation, fluency with sight-reading, diction, dramatic expression, and storytelling through song. 

Dedicated to service and education through artistry, Rose has presented at Brown University, Roger Williams University, Frost School of Music, Clark University, and the Berklee College of Music on composing for the voice, approaching extended vocal techniques, and interpreting non-standard musical notation. She has presented workshops Boston Singers’ Resource and Ziksa – An Art Forum, and she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Wildflower Composers Festival in 2021. 

As a performer, Rose specializes in 20th and 21st century music that explores the extremes of human vocal expression. Recent highlights include performing Arnold Schoenberg’s “Pierrot Lunaire” with the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, her solo debut at the Center for New Music, and singing the roles of “Linda Lampton” and “Gloria” in workshops for Tod Machover’s opera VALIS. A collaborative tour de force, Rose is committed to working with others in diverse musical environments. She is a founding member of Peridot Duo and Into the Light Ensemble, and sings with Nightingale Vocal Ensemble and Vox Futura.

Rose received a Post-Master’s Degree Fellowship certificate from the Berklee of College of Music in 2019. She holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Classical Music Performance from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and Musical Arts from the Eastman School of Music.

Outside of music, Rose enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, exploring local restaurants and coffee shops, and traveling. 

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"It is significant that we use the verb "to play" in English when interacting with instruments (i.e. 'playing' the piano). I embrace the full meaning of 'play' when teaching: encouraging students to find joy in the musical process, be present with all sounds, and take a lighthearted, enthusiastic, and embodied approach to singing."