About Danielle

IMGP0428Danielle Rosaria, DMA in Violin Performance, is dedicated to interacting with truth and beauty through the art of music performance, composition, and education. She enjoys living a creative life in Southern California and is influenced and inspired by the visual and literary arts as well as by nature and the beauty of the California outdoors. She loves working with and learning from people of different cultures and backgrounds. She is the founder, director, and conductor of the La Verne Symphony Orchestra (LVSO) at the University of La Verne. LVSO is a community and student ensemble which encourages people of various levels of musicianship to collaborate with the intention of fostering a mutual and positive exchange of experiences and knowledge. She shares her love of the historical violin repertoire through the performance of chamber music concerts throughout the LA and Inland Empires for the benefit of quality, life-giving pregnancy help centers as part of the Rose Life Benefit Concert Series. After over eleven years of private teaching, Dr. Rosaria is now shifting her pedagogical focus to giving college lecture classes and has taught at Chaffey College as Adjunct Professor in addition to teaching applied strings and orchestra at the University of La Verne. Her beginning violin method book entitled “Discovering Violin” is available through Santorella Publications. In addition to performing and teaching, Dr. Rosaria is an active Southern California composer. Several of her original compositions are featured on the album entitled “Abstract” with the ensemble String Theory Quartet. The album is available on iTunes. Her newest album is entitled “Eternal Dream” and contains original music for a variety of ensembles, employing a harmonic and rhythmic musical language that is distinctive and new. She is also a member of the Los Angeles Composers Collective.

Dr. Rosaria has played throughout Southern California with ensembles such as Musica Angelica, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Long Beach Opera, Con Gioia, the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, and the Riverside County Philharmonic, as well as in Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary with the Classical Music Festival. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of La Verne and later her masters and DMA in Historical Performance Practice – Violin, at Claremont Graduate University, Dr. Rosaria studied violin performance with Todor Pelev, first prize winner of Bulgaria’s National Violin Competition. Her D.M.A. project paper deals with universal aesthetic principals and is available on her website and from ProQuest at http://gradworks.umi.com/34/17/3417001.html. For more information, visit daniellerosariaviolinist.com.

Original Compositions:

My album “Eternal Dream” contains music that can only be downloaded through CD Baby. You can find it here:


If you are interested in playing some of my music, you can purchase downloads of some of my original and arranged compositions from Sheet Music Plus including an arrangement for violin and piano of “Annie’s Song” by John Denver, my first string quartet, and a few original pieces for violin and piano. Here is the link to my Publisher Page:


For more original music, you can visit my Sound Cloud page at the following link:

List of Selected Works

“Symphonic Picture No. 1: New Frontier”, c. 2013
performed by the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, November 2013
“Symphonic Picture No. 2: The American West”, c. 2014
performed by the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, December 2015
“Symphonic Picture No. 3: Journey Across America”, c. 2016
to be performed in the future
“Symphonic Picture No. 4: Dance of the Good People”, c. 2016
contains public domain and original music
premiered by the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, May 2016
“Symphony No. 1: King Arthur”, Part I
contains public domain and original music
to be performed by the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, May 2016

“Symphonic Picture No. 7: Dona Nobis Pacem”, composed fall, 2016, played by LVSO, spring 2017

“Symphony No. 2: The Creation”, composed May – June 2017

“Angeles Landing: Trio for Three Violins”, c. 2013
First performed in the spring of 2013 in the Morgan Auditorium at the University of La     Verne by the composer and violinists Sarah Wallin Huff and Irene Shiao of the Rosé Trio
“Crystal Cove: Duo for Violin and Piano”, c. 2013
First performed by the composer and pianist Nico Marucut in La Mer Duo at the     Claremont Community School of Music on November 16, 2013 in Claremont, CA.
“Percussion Quartet No. 1: Jungle Path”, c. 2015
Performed by Free the Birds for a Los Angeles Composers Collective concert,
March 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the venue Mimoda, 5774 West Pico Boulevard, Los     Angeles, CA.
“Woodwind Quintet No. 1: Story of the Tree Seed”, c. 2015
Performed by CLAW on Friday, October 23 at Ross Chapel in Pasadena, featuring seven
new wind quintets by Los Angeles Composers Collective members.
“The Creation: Trio for Erhu, Cello and Piano”, c. 2016
to be performed at Cal State Longbeach on April 15, 2016 by members of the Los     Angeles Composers Collective

Dr. Danielle Rosaria
Email: drdanieller8@gmail.com
Date of Birth 2-2-82
University of La Verne, CA Bachelor of Arts in Music, 2004
Claremont Graduate University, Master of Violin Performance, 2007
Claremont Graduate University, Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance Practice –Violin, 2010
DMA project paper: “Violins and Horses, Beauty and Truth: A study of universal aestheticprincipals as exemplified in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and Leopold Mozart’s Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule (Treatise on the Fundamental Principals of Violin Playing), 1756”
Violin instructor 1998 – 2008: Todor Pelev, winner of Bulgaria’s National Violin Competition
Work Experience
Baroque Ensemble and Orchestral:
Violinist with the Con Gioia Early Music Ensemble, “Commemorating Handel and Haydn”, with Preethi De Silva, director, February 28, 2009 at Zipper Concert Hall, Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA,                                                                                                      Violinist in the Pomona College Department of Music Faculty Recital, “An Afternoon of Baroque Chamber Music”, with Graydon Beeks, director, November 1, 2009, Mabel Shaw Bridges Hall of Music, Claremont, CA
Member of the Collegium Musicum early music ensemble at Claremont Graduate University, with Anne Rardin, director, 2007 and 2008
Violinist for Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, “Bach: St.Matthew Passion”, with Grant Gershon, conductor, March 7, 2010, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Modern Orchestral:
Violinist in the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra with Ransom Wilson conducting concerts in May, 2004 in the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, Zipper Hall at the Colburn School of Performing Arts, and the IAF Theater on the Idyllwild Arts Campus, as well as concerts with the orchestra in September, 2004, February and May, 2005, October, 2007, and May, 2008
Violinist in the Idyllwild Jazz Festival August 2005, and August, 2007
Violinist in the Inland Empire/Riverside County Philharmonic with Patrick Flyn conducting a concert including Symphony No. 8 by Dvořák, October 11, 2003, Riverside, CA
Violinist for the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Eisenstadt, Austria, 2000, 2001, and 2004, Michael Dean Lamkin, conductor
Assistant Concertmaster of the Riverside Lyric Opera Orchestra 2009 to 2012           Founder of the La Verne Chamber Orchestra at the University of La Verne, a community and student orchestra that brings people of various backgrounds and musical experience together to share in the joy of collaboration and learning
Teaching experience:
2003 to 2014, private violin instruction from ages five to adult
April 2005 to 2014, violin instructor and master teacher at the Claremont Community School of Music
February 2007 to present, University of La Verne violin professor and director of the La Verne Symphony Orchestra, 2013 – present
September 2010 to March 2014, violin professor at California State University San Bernardino
Author of “Discovering Violin”, a beginning violin method book, published by Santorella Publications, 2010                                                                                                       Summer, 2013 Lecturer for music appreciation at Chaffey College                                                                                                                                                                    Solo and Small Ensemble:
Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles, CA, and Saint John Chrysostom Church, Inglewood, CA, Masses for the feast day of St. Josemaría Escrivá, June 2004 to 2012
St Peter and St Paul Church, violinist, 2006 to present
Violinist and composer for “String Theory Quartet”, stringtheoryquartet.net with Ken Glaser (vocals, guitar, and bass), Keith Buerger (percussion), and Sarah Wallin Huff (vocals, electric violin), 2011 to 2014
Founder and violinist in the Rosé Trio with Irene Shiao (violin) and Sarah Wallin Huff (violin), 2012 to the present
Violinist in The Black Coffee Trio with Mikko Pablo (cello) and Dr. Vernon Snyder (piano), 2011 to 2013
Founder of the Rose Life Concert Series bringing musicians and the community together to support the work done by life-affirming crisis pregnancy counseling centers


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