Flutist Rosalind Richards received her B.A. from UCSD with Honors in Flute Performance and her M.A. from SDSU in Music History and Flute Performance. While at UCSD Ms. Richards was Principle Flute in the La Jolla Civic Orchestra. Rosalind is presently Flute Coach for the New Youth Orchestra in Sorrento Valley and performs regularly in the Del Mar Trio and concertizes.
Ms. Richards received her undergraduate degree from UCSD with Honors in Music and a graduate degree from SDSU in Flute Performance and Music History. While at UCSD, Rosalind received scholarships to study with L.A.’s Principal Flutist Roger Stevens and Ann Giles.
Rosalind was an Adjunct Professor at Miramar College for 10 years helping to create their Music Department adding and teaching courses such as Chamber Music, Band and World Music to their curriculum. She also taught chamber music classes at Miracosta College and Graduate level classes at Cal State San Marcos.
Acknowledging her expertise in Music History and Flute Performance, she was asked to present the Words on Music pre-concert series at the San Diego Symphony and introduce the program of visiting Flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal.
Ms. Richards has nurtured many outstanding young flutist entering them into MTAC and Flute Guild competitions where she is an flute adjudicator. Many of her students have gone on to become professional flutist winning Competitions and playing Principal for the New Youth Orchestra and San Diego Youth Orchestras.
Rosalind presently teaches at Rhoades Gifted School where she has taught for 10 years and taught at Villa Musica for 8 years.
In addition, she conducts a Flute Ensemble class known as the Del Mar Flute Ensemble previously at class at Mesa College. Her ensemble has performed at several libraries in San Diego such as Encinitas Public Library, Dove Library and the Athenaeum.
Rosalind herself is a composer in her own right and has 6 CDs to her name of her original compositions featuring her flute. Many of these compositions can be heard in films, documentaries and museum films.