Thea is passionate about music education and community engagement. She has designed and facilitated a number of music workshops for children and adults in regional, remote and metropolitan Western Australia, NSW and Victoria.
In 2017 Thea is working on or presenting shows and regional outreach for the Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva, Inventi Ensemble and Art Play.
Musica Viva in Schools Presents
Water Water Everywhere
Water, Water, Everywhere is based on music by the Grammy Award winning composer Tan Dun, which beautifully evokes memories of his childhood in the waterlogged rice fields of China.Bringing this world to life is Thea Rossen, who plays vibraphone and an array of other percussion instruments in water, including gongs, bells, wooden bowls and tin cans. She leads an ensemble comprised of Luke Carbon on clarinet and Leigh Harrold on keyboard. Students get to create their own music out of water, and come to appreciate that water is a precious resource.
THEA ROSSEN vibraphone, percussion
LUKE CARBON clarinet
LEIGH HARROLD keyboard
Carnival of the Animals
A brand new show developed for kinder to lower primary school aged children featuring music from the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns arranged for chamber ensemble. The story, developed by Thea, takes the audience on a journey through the zoo with George, his grandma and Wally his pet emu!
This show is available for school and holiday bookings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Jams for Juniors
Karen Kyriakou facilitator
The earlier children listen to music, the more it will enhance their lives. This popular series of eight 30-minute workshops is designed for children up to five years and their parents and provides a valuable chance to listen and respond to popular repertoire.
Ideal for children aged 0-5 years old
Arts Learning Festival Workshops with Federation Hand bells and Museum Victoria
In May 2017, Thea designed and facilitated 3 sets of workshops in collaboration with Museum Victoria for the Arts Learning Festival. The workshops featured the Federation Hand bells and catered to years 1 - 7 from schools around metropolitan and regional Victoria.
Australian Percussion Academy Summer Camp Workshop
Thea designed and presented 'Gesture in Movement in Percussion' for the participants of the Australian Percussion Academy Summer School. The hands-on workshop looked at major works in the percussion repertoire featuring gesture and movement.
Thea teaches private instrumental lessons in percussion, beginner drum kit and beginner piano. Please contact her at email@example.com for more information.