SongArts, East Coast
Music may be serious business to Elizabeth Rose but a sense of humor is definitely essential in her highly entertaining world. Take one look at her body of work: Her gift for combining songs, comedy and commercial appeal is clear.
Born into a musical family with professional connections that stretch from Name That Tune to David Letterman, Rose learned early on that singing and playing guitar wouldn’t just happen around the campfire. Blessed with a voice big enough to deliver the National Anthem for the NY Mets, the six string and keyboard skills requisite to compose for TV (Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Discovery,) film and theatre, she’s equipped to provide musical messages to the world. Her one woman musical comedy, Relative Pitch, was produced by The Cherry Lane Theatre’s Mentor Project, Off Broadway. Past lives include touring with the Broadway cast of Beatlemania on keyboards. On the blues scene she led her fiery guitar trio, played and recorded with blues legend, Pinetop Perkins. Her song, “I’m Too Beau’ful (For You)” was featured in Elmore Magazine’s list of “Top 20 Women Empowerment Songs –Ever!” She produced and hosted Mosaic, an arts show, on educational TV in the Midwest. Currently, she is the composer of a new stage musical in development and she’s making a documentary of a holocaust survivor. In the SCL, she continues to create programs that highlight women in music, fosters diversity and leads the SCL Song Arts East Coast initiative.
As an author, her memoir, Yo Miz! (1 Teacher + 25 Schools = 1 Wacky Year) won multiple publishing awards. She’s been a featured guest on NPR’s “To The Contrary,” “Good Morning Washington” as well as big market national radio. At last, her seventh-grade teacher, Mr. Guinta, achieved his dream, to wit: “I can’t wait to see you on TV so I can turn you off.”
Visit Elizabeth at elizabethrosemusic.com.