University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Lewis Rosove

Adjunct Professor, Viola
BA, MA Music Performance
California State University, Northridge

(414) 229-2827
Music 115

Lewis Rosove, adjunct professor of viola at UWM since 2002, received his training in Southern California and Wisconsin and earned his Bachelor and Master of Arts in Music Performance degrees at California State University/Northridge. While in California Mr. Rosove was twice a finalist in the nationally-recognized Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and was engaged as soloist in the American premiere of the Ballade for Viola, Winds, and Percussion, written by the Swiss composer Frank Martin.

Mr. Rosove was assistant principal violist for twenty-two seasons with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and principal violist for twelve seasons with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. He appeared as soloist with both of those organizations, as well as the Festival City Symphony and UWM Symphony Orchestras. He has been involved in many chamber and solo recitals throughout the state, as well as in California, Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, and the Washington, DC area.

Mr. Rosove has been very active nationally as a clinician, educator, and spokesman for the arts and was been chosen as a presenter at the 2008 MENC National Conference in Milwaukee. He has taught for the past fifteen summers at the American Suzuki Institute in Stevens Point. Several of his students have won positions in orchestras, chamber ensembles and universities throughout the country. Mr. Rosove has also produced and narrated a five-part series on the complete Beethoven quartet cycle for National Public Radio.