Executive Associate Dean
Professor of WoodwindsDepartment:
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Jamal Rossi has received acclaim as an academic leader, and as a saxophone soloist and chamber musician. Currently the Executive Associate Dean and Professor of Woodwinds at the Eastman School of Music, prior appointments include serving as Dean of the School of Music at the University of South Carolina, and Associate Dean of the Ithaca College School of Music. An active saxophone soloist and chamber musician, he is featured on numerous recordings, and he has commissioned/premiered more than fifteen compositions, including works by composers John Anthony Lennon, Augusta Read Thomas, Dana Wilson, and others. He has been a soloist with symphony orchestras and military bands, and has performed on the Columbia Artists Community Concert Association roster. His articles and reviews have appeared in leading wind publications. A founding member of the Kilbourn Saxophone Quartet, Rossi was formerly a member of the Carolina and Empire saxophone quartets. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he holds degrees from Ithaca College, the University of Michigan, and the Eastman School of Music.