Tara Rozanski is a professional freelance flutist and piccolo player from Franklinville, NJ. She maintains an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician throughout the nation. She is known for her extraordinary 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. Tara holds yearly recitals; the most recent being an all piccolo recital on August 30, 2020 via Zoom, where 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 can be seen performing with ensembles such as the Bel Canto Lyric Opera of Philadelphia, Light Opera of NJ, the Video Game Orchestra, and many more notable ensembles. She most recently performed with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra for their “Philadelphia Orchestra and friends” holiday concert in 2021. Her collaborative recitals have featured the works of Faure, Chopin, Schumann, 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.
Tara holds a thriving studio filled with students of all ages. Her students frequently successfully audition into honors ensembles and have gone on to further their education in music at universities. Tara also serves as a chamber ensemble coach for two flute quartets and held her first masterclass held in October 2019 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.
As an avid listener and lover of music, Tara’s interest in electronic music sparked in 2008. Her interests led to copious amounts of research in dance music, specifically its impacts on society.
Her knowledge curiosity led her to field research for her graduate studies on EDM (electronic dance music) and how gender and relationships between people are manipulated in unique ways through this genre. She has held scholarly presentations on EDM, has been a manager for producers linked to Mad Decent Records, held an internship for Mad Decent Records Philly, and has been a guest writer for artists such as Diplo, Afrojack, Valentino Khan, The Partysquad, and many more notable artists. Her research and knowledge of multiple genres of music have allowed her to be a multifaceted musician, and her background in electronic music is no exception. This experience in the electronic music field gave her an edge for marketing her skills and herself as a musician.
Tara will be attending Peabody Institute with scholarship in the fall of 2021 to obtain a Graduate Performance Diploma in piccolo under the tutelage of Philadelphia Orchestra’s Erica Peel. 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 has studied with Ronna Ayscue – solo recording artist and orchestral performer, 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. She currently resides in Baltimore, MD with her husband, pianist Kobi Davidson.