H. Roz Woll
Deemed “touching” in her performance as Dinah in Trouble in Tahiti, H. Roz Woll has also played Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), Grace (Roman Fever), the Announcer (Gallantry), Florence Pike (Albert Herring), Viola (L'infedeltà fedele), Dame Doleful (Too Many Sopranos), and Nancy (Oliver). With Downtown Music Productions she has appeared in Honoring Langston Hughes and Yom Hashoah: Holocaust Remembrance Program, and with Music in Midtown she appeared in American Spirituals featuring the music of Roy Jennings, and in The Songs of Richard Hundley – A Celebration. Committed to new music, she has premiered vocal works by Ramin Heydarbeygi (Avez Haye Nima), Gustavo Leone (Sins of Sor Juana), and Joel Mandelbaum (Flamenco Dancer). Internationally she has appeared with Chicago a cappella in Tamaulipas, Mexico, and as a soloist at École Ste. Trinite in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
As a choral conductor, Ms. Woll has directed the Queens College Women’s Choir, and was previously a conductor with the Chicago Children’s Choir for nine years, directing the Hyde Park Neighborhood Choir and choirs in ten Chicago public schools. She has been a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Grant Park Symphony Chorus, and has been a community member of the gospel group, Choral Thunder, and of the Cathedral Choir at Abyssinian Baptist Church.
She received her Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in piano at Indiana University and her Master of Music in vocal performance from Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts. She also received the Artist Teacher Certification from Choral Music Experience’s Institute for Choral Teacher Education, and has studied vocal music with Bassam Saba and the New York Arabic Orchestra. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Musical Arts at the CUNY Graduate Center with a certification in Africana Studies, and her research interests address connections between arts education, the political economy of race, and global citizenship.