- Rice University, B.M.
- Boston University, M.M.
Tracy Rowell is an active performer and teacher in the Cleveland area. Formerly the Assistant Principal Bassist of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada, Tracy currently serves as Principal Bass for CityMusic Cleveland.
Ms. Rowell has also performed with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, and Carmel Bach Festival. She may be heard as a soloist in Telemann’s Grillen-Symphonie with Apollo’s Fire (Koch International recording).
As a chamber musician, Ms. Rowell has collaborated with musicians from the Cavani, St. Lawrence, Pacifica, and Parker string quartets. She teaches at the University of Akron and is on the preparatory faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is a frequent clinician at such bass workshops as the Institut Francois Rabbath Summer Bass Workshop, the Kansas City Bass Workshop, and Peabody Bass Works.
She has received fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Rowell studied with Paul Ellison at Rice University, and received her Masters degree from Boston University as a student of Edwin Barker.