Rosana Eckert

Rosana Eckert wears many professional musical hats, having earned international renown as a dynamic vocalist, creative songwriter, versatile arranger, and masterful educator.

Formerly an accomplished French horn player, Rosana began singing jazz in college at the University of North Texas, becoming the first woman hired to their esteemed jazz faculty in 1999. Since then, Rosana has helped build the UNT vocal jazz program into one of the best in the world. An acclaimed solo singer, she performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad and has performed and recorded with such jazz greats as Lyle Mays, Christian McBride, Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Wheeler, and the New York Voices.

She has published many vocal arrangements and created various educational resources for all levels, from elementary school singers to professionals. Her book, Singing with Expression: A Guide to Authentic and Adventurous Song Interpretation, has been praised as an unparalleled resource for contemporary singers, and she is the co-creator of the online Vocal Jazz Improvisation Boot Camp series with Darmon Meader.

In addition to her extensive live performing, writing, and teaching, Rosana works regularly as a studio vocalist, producer, and voice-over actor. She is the in-house announcer for the Dallas PBS TV station KERA, and she has sung on hundreds of commercials, album projects, publishing demos, and radio IDs heard around the world.

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