Associate Teaching Professor of Coaching and Accompanying
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 Chair of the School of Music’s Voice Department, and has served on the Faculty Senate, the University Student Affairs Council, and the CFA College Council. Roseanna is currently Division Chair of Collaborative Piano, and serves on the Curriculum Committee.