Carnegie Mellon University

School of Music

Where artistry and innovation share center stage

Roseanna Irwin

Roseanna Irwin

Associate Teaching Professor of Coaching and Accompanying

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Roseanna Irwin holds both a Bachelor's degree in Music Education and a Master of
Music degree from Duquesne University, where she taught piano and was
Administrative Assistant to the Dean. In addition to teaching Vocal Coaching, Vocal

Studio Performance Class and Music Theater Literature and Repertoire at Carnegie
Mellon, Roseanna teaches voice and piano in her private studio, and at the Civic
Light Opera Academy of Musical Theater.  Irwin has served as Head of the Voice
Department at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts
(CAPA), Music Director of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Mini-Stars, and rehearsal
and show pianist for the Civic Light Opera's main stage summer season. She was
also a core member of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh and has sung roles in
several Tuesday Musical Club operas. She has held posts as music director and
accompanist for book shows and musical revues in Pittsburgh, Naples, Fla., and on
the Royal Viking Cruise Lines. Roseanna is a member of the Tuesday Musical Club,
the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Mu Phi Epsilon Service
Sorority and is Secretary-Treasurer of Pi Kappa Lambda Theta Xi Chapter (the
National Music Honor Society).  She has served as both Chair of the School of
Music’s Voice Department, and the Collaborative Piano Department, and has also
served on the Faculty Senate, the University Student Affairs Council, and the CFA
College Council.  Roseanna currently serves on the Curriculum Committee.