Rosemary Brumbelow

  • Rosemary BrumbelowAssistant Professor


    Contact Information

    Cogswell 308

    (724) 357-4973


    Applied Clarinet

    Clarinet Choir

    Technology for General Musicianship


    DMA, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

    MM, The University of Wisconsin-Madison

    BM, Middle Tennessee State University

    BA, The University of Maryland


    Rosemary Brumbelow, a native of East Tennessee, is instructor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brumbelow holds a degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and degrees in Clarinet Performance from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She recently completed a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Having an interest in somatics and body awareness, her current research focuses on movement and the application of somatic methods to clarinet pedagogy. She is dedicated to musicians’ health and wellness.

    An avid chamber musician, Dr. Brumbelow was clarinetist for New Muse (New Music Everywhere), an ensemble that specializes in location-specific performances of contemporary music. Dr. Brumbelow is committed to performing new works for clarinet and has premiered works by Nathan Currier, Laura Schwindenger, and Theresa Martin. Newer projects include collaborative pieces with artists of other disciplines, particularly dance and the visual arts, as well as performances of works for the clarinetist-dancer. Dr. Brumbelow has performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Wisconsin, including the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and the LaCrosse Symphony Orchestra. 

    Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Brumbelow was lecturer of Clarinet at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. She has also served on the faculties of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Edgewood College, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Summer teaching activities include the UW Summer Music Clinic, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, and the Dorian Summer Music Camps.

    Dr. Brumbelow is a member of Music Teacher’s National Association, the International Clarinet Association, Pi Kappa Lambda honor society in music, and Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women.