Dr. Kelly Rossum, Professor
Assistant Professor of Music
Director, Jazz Studies Program

Office: Ferguson Center of the Arts, A-151
Phone: (757) 594.8812
Email: kelly.rossum@cnu.edu

B.M. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
M.M. University of North Texas
D.M.A. University of Minnesota

PK-12 Teaching Experience:

  • 28 years of private lesson experience with grade levels 3-12
  • 13 years as instructor at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis, MN. It is the second largest community music school in the country, with 170 faculty serving over 10,000 students. Rossum founded their jazz program, and was a key member in developing their community outreach program(s), now serving over 5,000 students.

Research Interests:

  • Improvisation in Education
  • Large jazz ensemble composition and arranging
  • Trumpet Pedagogy
  • Conduction (Butch Morris)
  • Baroque performance practice

Recent Publications:

  • Back Cover review quote, Jean-Michel Pilc’s It’s About Music: The Art and Heart of Improvisation, Glen Lyon Books, Fall 2012
  • Original composition “Little Mary”, arranged for jazz ensemble, Really Good Music, LLC. January 2012
  • Original composition “Little Mary”, arranged for jazz combo, Really Good Music, LLC. January 2012
  • Article, “Jazz Education Concept No.1”, IAJE MN Chapter Newsletter, Vol.3 No.2, Feb. 2008
Kelly Rossum