Bachelor of Music, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Master's Degree and Professional Studies Degree, Manhattan School of Music
Carol Rossing (bassoon/contrabassoon) is a native of Portage, WI. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with Richard Lottridge and a Master's Degree and Professional Studies Degree in Bassoon Performance at the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with David Carroll and Frank Morelli, respectively.
Carol is currently the principal bassoon in the Oshkosh Symphony, contrabassoon in the Madison Symphony, and second bassoon in the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. In addition, she was principal bassoon in the Beloit Janesville Symphony for 15 years. She has also performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Green Bay Symphony, Fox Valley Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, Wisconsin Philharmonic, Racine Symphony, Kenosha Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Festival City Symphony, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. She has performed internationally with groups in England, Scotland, Austria, and Italy. Carol also has vast chamber music experience, having performed with numerous woodwind quintets, trios, and chamber ensembles over the years.
In addition to teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Carol is also on the faculty at Beloit College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and maintains a private teaching studio.