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The World Premiere of Linda Robbins Coleman's Flute Concerto, October 2021


"Bishop's flute work is impeccable, and she made trills and arpeggios look and sound effortless!"

- the Hawk Eye Newspaper


"Rose serves as the perfect ambassador for the flute family. She brings level of expertise and enthusiasm that is infectious for those listening. Her work on Linda Robbins Coleman's Diversions, flute concerto that the Southeast Iowa Symphony premiered, was spectacular - interesting for the audience and enjoyable for orchestra to perform."

- Bob McConnell, Conductor

Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra

"Rose’s sound, musicality and colors are breathtaking, completely engaging. Rose creates a stunning range of “calling effects” that had me listening and imagining the visual landscape and feeling the moment at each turn!"

- The Greater Flute Society's Portland Piper Magazine 

International prize-winning flutist Rose Bishop enjoys a career as an orchestral soloist, orchestral musician, author, and teacher based in Iowa City, Iowa. She serves as Principal Flute of the Southeast Iowa Symphony, Quincy Symphony Orchestra (IL), the Palisades Orchestra, Sinfonia Nolte, and the American Gothic Performing Arts Festival, and Second Flute and Piccolo of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed with the Dubuque Symphony, the Battle Creek Symphony (MI), the Quad City Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, the Salina Symphony (KS), the Classical Mystery Tour - a Beatles Tribute Band, Cirque Musica, among others. As an active chamber musician and collaborator. Rose is flutist of the Durward Ensemble and has premiered dozens of new works that were commissioned by the ensemble. Their second album, Prophetic Revolutions, was just released in November, 2022. She joined the roster as a Trevor James Alto Flute Artist in 2020, and serves on the National Flute Association's Career and Artistic Development Committee and is the CREATE Competition Coordinator. She is also co-founder and on the board of directors for the Iowa City Flute Choir.​

Equally comfortable in front of the orchestra, Rose has been a featured soloist with more than 10 orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the midwest. She was the 2021-22 Artist in Residence for the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra and gave the world premiere of Linda Robbins Coleman's new concerto, Diversions for alto flute, flute and piccolo, in October, 2021. The concerto was commissioned for her by the orchestra as part of her residency. In addition to the concerto performances, Rose presented recitals and public school appearances at over 25 schools in Ottumwa, Mt. Pleasant and Burlington, Iowa. Additional solo performances include the Midwest premiere of Peter Senchuk's Flute Concerto with the Kansas Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble as a guest artist of the KWU International Music Festival in March, 2019, as well as a featured soloist with the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra, the Culver-Stockton College and Monmouth College Wind Ensembles, the Coe College Band and Choir, the Cedar Rapids,

Burlington and Washington Municipal Bands, and the University of Iowa Symphony Orchestra. 

After premiering the Coleman Concerto and her residency with the Southeast Iowa Symphony in

October of 2021, Rose began working on and recording her solo debut album, Diversions. In addition

to featuring the world premiere of this concerto, it also features solo flute repertoire that she either

commissioned during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, or performed as part of her residency

with the Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra in October, 2021. This album features compositions by

all female composers, and includes works by Amber BeamsNicole ChamberlainLinda Robbins

Coleman, and Lisa Neher. It also features music on a diverse array of flutes, including piccolo, c flute,

alto flute, bass flute, and contrabass flute. Diversions was released on September 2nd, 2022 through

Odd Pop Records. Since its release, most of the album recordings have been featured on Iowa Public

Radio. Diversions can be purchased on Rose's website, on Bandcamp, Itunes, Spotify, Pandora, and

anywhere else you stream music. 

Equally committed to music education, Rose Bishop is the Instructor of Flute at St. Ambrose University, Coe College, Cornell College, and Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. She has served as Flute Instructor for the Solon Community Schools, Mount Mercy University, the Philadelphia International Music Festival and was the Flute Instructor at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri where she taught Applied Flute and music courses from 2014 until 2019. Rose is the Artistic Director, Founder and Flute Faculty of the Eastern Iowa Flute Workshop and the Cornell College Summer Flute CampAs a private teacher, she maintains a large flute studio of all ages her home in North Liberty, her studio at Coe College, and several local schools in the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids area. Additionally, she joined the Quad City Symphony's Private Lesson Program in February, 2022. She teaches masterclasses and sectionals at schools throughout the Midwest, and hosts many events throughout the year dedicated to helping young flutists achieve their dreams. Students of Rose have won All-State and Honor Band auditions, positions in Iowa youth orchestras and summer festivals, solo and concerto competitions, received superior ratings in Solo and Ensemble, and have received full scholarships to study music in college. 

Rose has been a prize winner in several competitions, including First Prize in the

Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, and  performed her

Carnegie Hall Debut in the Weill Recital Hall in March, 2022. She has also received

First Prize in the King's Peak International Music Competition, the Music & Stars

International Music Competition and the Valencia Awards International Music

Competition. She has been a prize winner for the American Prize Competition:

Instrumental, the American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award, the National Flute

Association’s Newly Published Music Competition in both the Piccolo and

Pedagogical Works categories, the South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist

Competition, the Flute Society of St. Louis Young Artist Competition, the Flute 

Specialists Performance Competition, and the Georgia State University Honors

Recital Competition.

Rose Bishop and Lizzy Darling are co-authors of A Flutist's Guide to the Voxman Etudes, a new performance guide in conjunction with Himie Voxman's Selected Studies for Flute. A Flutist’s Guide to the Voxman Etudes was a prize winner of the National Flute Association’s New Published Competition. They received a ton of help with this project from their amazing Editor & Producer, University of Tennessee-Martin's Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, Dr. Steve Darling. Their book has been featured in the Flute View Magazine, the Portland Piper, and the Flute Specialists Newsletter. They received funding from the Friends of Flutists Foundation and Coe College. Get your copy today!

Rose has presented master classes and recitals at Iowa State University, Western Illinois University (IL), Drake University, West Virginia Wesleyan College (WV), Graceland University, Central College, Grand View University, Kansas Wesleyan University (KS), Opus Ithaca School of Music (NY), Occidental College (CA), Cornish College of the Arts (WA), and residencies with the Durward Ensemble at Roosevelt University with the Chicago Composers Consortium (IL), East Carolina University (NC), Illinois State University and Coe College. She has performed and presented workshops as a guest artist at the Kansas Wesleyan International Music Festival, the National Flute Association Convention, the Upper Midwest Flute Association Flute Festival, the Iowa Flute Festival, the Wisconsin Flute Festival, the Seattle Flute Festival, the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Riverbend Flute Festival, and for the Portland Flute Society, the Montana Flute Society, the Central Iowa Flute Workshop, the Nauvoo Flute Day, the Atlanta Flute Fair, GRIT Collaborative, and as the piccolo guest artist at the Flute Society of St. Louis Flute Fair.


Rose serves on the National Flute Association's Career and Artistic Development Committee and is an active member of the Flute New Music Consortium, the National Flute Association, and the Upper Midwest Flute Association.  Rose has served as adjudicator for the National Flute Association's Junior Young Artist and Collegiate Flute Choir Competitions, the Iowa All-State Music Festival, the VOCE Festival:Music Teacher's Association's Competition, the Wisconsin, Iowa and St. Louis Young Artist Competitions, and many more! Beginning in November, 2022, she is excited to serve as the National Flute Aassociation's CREATE Competition Coordinator. 

                                                                                                   Rose has been featured on Iowa Public Radio Classical, KILJ Radio, IhearIC Radio, in the National                                                                             Flute Association's Flutist Quarterly Magazine, Flute Talk Magazine, the Flute View                                                                                                       Magazine, the Flute Examiner Magazine, the Flute Specialists Newsletter, The                                                                                                               Portland Piper, the Hawk Eye Magazine, and was featured in Jess Voigt Page's                                                                                                               #womencrushingitwednesday blog. During her summers, Rose attended Music                                                                                                           House International at the Philadelphia Orchestra Summer Festival in Pennsylvania,                                                                                                     Jim Walker's Beyond the Master Class at the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles,                                                                                                     California, the Flauti al Castello summer master class in Tuscany, Italy, and the Iowa                                                                                                     Piccolo Intensive in Iowa City, Iowa. 


                                                                                                   Rose holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Iowa, a Bachelor of                                                                                                             Music degree from Georgia State University, and has engaged in post-graduate                                                                                                           study with flutists Hannah Hammel, Diana Morgan, Jim Walker and piccoloists Amy                                                                                                     Taylor and Erica Peel. She performs on a Miyazawa Elite Flute with a 9k gold                                                                                                                 headjoint and platinum riser, a Hammig Piccolo, and a Trevor James Alto Flute.

Outside of her professional performing and teaching career, Rose enjoys running, gardening, crafting and spending time with her husband, Ryan, and their four cats - Jinx, Leo, Luna and Nibbles.


Third Prize, South Carolina Flute Society Young Artist Competition (2022)

First Prize, Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, Carnegie Hall Debut (2022)

Finalist, The American Prize: Instrumental Soloist (2022)

First Prize, King’s Peak International Music Competition (2022)

First Prize, Music and Stars International Music Competition (2021)

First Prize, Valencia Awards International Music Competition (2021)

Finalist, the American Prize Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music (2020)

Flute Specialists Social Media Flute Performance Competition Winner (2020)

Music House International Festival Scholarship (2018)


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