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Official Biography

A native of Northern New Mexico, Mrs. Rollett attended Arizona State University, where she studied organ and composition with David N. Johnson.  She completed her degree in Organ Performance at Oral Roberts University, where she studied organ and voice. She holds an Associate Certificate with the American Guild of Organists, and is a Pittsburgh Woman of Achievement for 2007.

While resident in New Mexico, Mrs. Rollett performed with the Orchestra of Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, directed the Chamber Singers of the Chorus of Santa Fe, and was Principal Keyboard of the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra.  She was also Chorus Director for the Santa Fe Symphony for three seasons.  As part of Serenata of Santa Fe, a chamber music group, she was selected for both the Artists-in-Residence and the New Mexico Touring artists programs.  She was Artistic Director of Coro de Cámara, a chamber vocal ensemble, for 7 seasons.

In 1996-8 she earned a Masters degree in Choral Conducting under Robert Page at Carnegie Mellon University.  In 1998 she was chosen as the new Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Camerata, a professional chamber choral ensemble. She just began her tenth season with the ensemble.  Under her baton the Camerata has developed a reputation for unusual collaborations and creative programming as well as excellent singing.

After spending 5 years as a coach/accompanist for the Carnegie Mellon University vocal program, Ms. Rollett moved to Duquesne University, where she is Adjunct Faculty at the Duquesne School of Music. She teaches Baroque Performance Practice and harpsichord.  This semester (Spring 2009) she is also directing the Chamber Singers and University Chorale at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

In 2005 Mrs. Rollett began giving organ recitals after a hiatus of almost 10 years. She has performed at numerous venues, including the Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University, St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and St. Thomas Church, New York.  She has performed frequently in England and France, including performances at Queen’s College, Oxford, Clare College, Cambridge, and the Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Metz.