The WSO Board is pleased to announce their selection of Michael Rozell as the new executive director.
Mr. Rozell’s involvement in Westmoreland County’s arts scene spans over three decades. He served as an educator for more than 30 years and was the Fine Arts Department Head for the Belle Vernon Area School District. He was also an adjunct teacher for the Seton Hill University Department of Music and is the former president of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 1. Mr. Rozell’s education includes a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education (majoring in piano with a secondary concentration in voice) from Saint Vincent College and studied conducting under Dr. Jack Stamp in the Master’s Degree Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Rozell is a lifelong musician who sings baritone as a soloist and in various choirs, including Voces Solis, a premier chamber choir in Pittsburgh. He also plays the piano as an accompanist and is a free-lance music director of community theater.
“I am thrilled to welcome Michael Rozell as the WSO’s new Executive Director,” said Daniel Meyer, WSO Artistic Director. “Michael has proven himself over his highly successful tenure as a musician, conductor, and administrator, garnering accolades and respect from his students and colleagues through his tireless work with the Belle Vernon Area School District. Michael is not new to the WSO family, as he has sung with the WSO Chamber Choir and has led the All-Star Choir that performs with us for Home for the Holidays. I know he will thrive in this new role with the WSO, and I look forward to a productive and fruitful relationship over the coming years.”
“As a dedicated advocate for the arts in Westmoreland County, I am confident that my experience, leadership, and passion make me an excellent fit for this prestigious role,” said Mr. Rozell. “I look forward to meeting symphony patrons and building on the musical legacy of the WSO.”