Rosana Eckert


Office: MU146 Phone: (940) 891-6825 E-mail: Rosana.Eckert@unt.edu

Rosana Eckert is an adjunct faculty member in the Jazz Studies Division. Her teaching responsibilities include Vocal Jazz Techniques and Vocal Jazz Applied.

About Rosana Eckert
Rosana Eckert serves as adjunct professor of vocal jazz at the University of North Texas. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Rosana holds the degrees Bachelor of Music (Music Theory) and Masters of Music (Jazz Studies) from UNT. She was a French Horn player in the UNT Symphony Orchestra before joining the UNT Jazz Singers, where she was lead soprano and soloist for several years. At North Texas, she teaches Vocal Jazz Techniques, maintains a private jazz voice studio in the curriculum, and is an active writer and arranger for both vocal jazz ensembles. She also serves on the faculty of the North Texas Summer Vocal Jazz Workshop.

In the summer of 2000, Rosana was selected to participate in the Thelonious Monk Aspen Jazz Colony, where she worked with great artists like Christian McBride, Poncho Sanchez, Russell Malone, and Dianne Reeves. Rosana was a member of the 1999 IAJE "Sisters in Jazz" Collegiate Sextet which performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, and the Monterey Jazz Festival.

In the Dallas/Ft. Worth area she performs with her own jazz quartet as well as the Rodney Booth Big Band, the Mike Drake Trio, and Kalimbe (a Caribbean Jazz ensemble). She is also one of the four vocalists that make up In Full Swing, performing jazz and pops with symphony orchestras. Rosana also works regularly as a studio singer in the Dallas area, recording commercial jingles, radio IDs, and album work for various production companies.

Personal website: www.rosanaeckert.com.