Tara Rozanski maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the nation. She is known for her extraordinary expression and creativity in her flute and piccolo playing, her passion for the progression of piccolo as a solo and ensemble instrument, as well as her diverse knowledge and experience performing in multiple musical genres. Her knowledge in multiple genres allows Tara to perform otherwise traditional music with a creative and genre-bending approach. As a piccolo specialist, she actively works with living composers and strives to highlight their works. In 2020, she premiered Andrew Kosinski's "Sky Suite". She has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Mann Center, as well as many other notable venues. Tara has been fortunate enough to perform with ensembles such as the Old Bay New Music Ensemble, Philadelphia Orchestra and Friends, Bel Canto Lyric Opera of Philadelphia, Light Opera of NJ, the Video Game Orchestra, and many more notable ensembles. She was also a featured flute soloist with the Colonial Symphony. Her collaborative recitals have featured the works of Vivaldi, Loggins-Hull, Marais, Amanda Harberg, Mike Mower, Daniel Dorff, and more. She was also part of Amanda Harberg’s “Prayer Project” where she performed virtually along legendary flutists and piccoloists worldwide. In 2024, Tara will premiere two commissioned works by living composers Hailey McGann and Kimberly Osberg alongside friend and colleague, Natasha Loomis.
Tara holds a thriving private studio filled with students of all ages. In fall 2024, she is projected to begin teaching at Rutgers University - Camden. Her students frequently successfully audition into honors ensembles and have gone on to further their education in music at universities, such as Ithaca College, Rowan University, Lebanon Valley College, and more - some of her students have also been accepted into Berklee College of Music, Montclair State University, University of Massachusetts, Ursinus College, Rutgers University (New Brunswick), University of Delaware, plus other notable institutions . Tara also serves as a chamber ensemble coach for Luminance Flute Quartet and held her first masterclass alongside retired Philadelphia Orchestra flutist Loren Lind, where she was the piccolo clinician. She frequents schools in the area to work with and coach flute students in music programs throughout the New Jersey, New York, Delaware, and Maryland areas.
Tara recently graduated in May of 2023 Peabody Institute with a Graduate Performance Diploma in piccolo under the tutelage of Philadelphia Orchestra’s Erica Peel. At Peabody Institute, Tara was awarded an "Outstanding Performer" scholarship. At Peabody she was principal piccolo of Conductors Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, and Concert Orchestra.
She holds a bachelor's degree from Montclair State University with a concentration in flute performance, where she studied with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s Susan Palma-Nidel. At MSU, Tara was the recipient of the Paul Hostetter Orchestral Performance Scholarship and the Thomas J. Wilt scholarship, which recognizes MSU’s most promising graduating music major. Upon her graduation from Montclair State University, Tara obtained her master’s degree in flute performance and was granted a full tuition scholarship and stipend at the University of Delaware under the direction of flutist Eileen Grycky. During her time in Delaware, she gained pedagogical and professional experience as the professor of flute methods. As a performer, she was an active member in the school’s graduate woodwind quintet, sat principal chairs of the University of Delaware Symphony, and also won the school’s concerto competition. Some highlights from her education include being a featured soloist with Colonial Symphony and University of Delaware’s orchestra, as well as sitting principal flute and piccolo in the schools’ orchestras, wind ensembles, and woodwind quintets. Tara is thankful to have also studied with David DiGiacobbe – principal flute Harrisburg Symphony, and Judith Mendenhall – Principal flute of the American Ballet Theater. She has taken masterclasses with Bart Feller, Robert Dick, Brad Garner, Kazuo Tokito, Trudy Kane, Tanya Witek, and many other notable flutists.
Tara sees any opportunity in music as an inspiring one and continues to dedicate her life to the arts in any way she can. She is a firm believer of teaching her students to be well-rounded musicians and to be passionate about what they do in music. She plays on a Miyazawa Vision model with a 14k riser MZ10 headjoint and a Hammig 650/3 piccolo.