B. J. Rosco

Alfred Author/B.J. Rosco

B. J. Rosco is an American composer who has written numerous original compositions for piano and orchestra which are published by major companies. Her works have been performed in composers symposia, workshops, new music concerts and lecture/recitals, both in the United States and Europe. She has been commissioned to compose new works by many publications and organizations. Some of these honors include commissions from: Clavier magazine, Joanna Hodges Summer Piano Seminar, Southwestern Youth Music Festival and Washington State Music Teachers Association (WSMTA), which is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association. Ms. Rosco was also honored as the 2004 Composer of the Year by WSMTA.

Several of Ms. Rosco's works have received a world premiere, including the Alfred title Youth Concerto "The Festival" for piano and orchestra, which was performed by The Spokane Youth Symphony with Conductor James Schoepflin and Pianist Archie Chen.

One of Rosco's quests as a composer has been to extensively study the techniques established by 20th Century composers. The niche she has strived to fill is writing serious music in this idiom to develop the visual, aural, and tactile senses of young musicians so that when they reach the advanced levels of literature, they are better prepared.

B. J. Rosco has an established professional music studio where she offers private training in piano, composition and classes in performance, music awareness and theory.