Introduction to Music
Wellness for Performers
Music History I
DMA, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
MM, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
BM, Middle Tennessee State University
BA, The University of Maryland
Rosemary Engelstad, a native of East Tennessee, is assistant professor of Music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Engelstad 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. Engelstad is also a student in restorative exercise (R). She is dedicated to musicians’ health and wellness.
An avid chamber musician, Engelstad was clarinetist for New Muse (New Music Everywhere), an ensemble that specializes in location-specific performances of contemporary music. Engelstad is committed to performing new works for clarinet and has premiered works by Nathan Currier, Laura Schwindenger, Nancy Faber, and Theresa Martin. Newer projects include collaborative pieces with artists of other disciplines, particularly dance and the visual arts, performances in Duo LaRo with Milwaukee-based clarinetist Laura McLaughlin, as well as performances of works for the clarinetist-dancer. Engelstad 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. In Pennsylvania, Engelstad has performed as a substitute musician with the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra.
Prior to joining the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Engelstad 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.
Engelstad is a member of Music Teacher’s National Association, the International Clarinet Association, Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Andover Educators (Affiliate), Pi Kappa Lambda honor society in music, and Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women.