Administrative Coordinator, School of Theatre
MM in Contemporary Music Performance, Boston Conservatory
BM in Viola Performance, University of Tennessee
Roselyn Hobbs is a violist, music educator, and arts administrator based in Boston. As a dedicated performer of contemporary music, her work focuses on bringing communities together to make music relevant to today’s world. Roselyn was the first violist to graduate from Boston Conservatory with a Master’s degree in contemporary music performance.
While at the Boston Conservatory as a student of Lila Brown, she performed with contraBAND under the direction of Vimbayi Kaziboni and toured North America with Evan Ziporyn’s Black Star Project. Roselyn has performed as a guest with many Boston-based contemporary music projects and ensembles, including Black Sheep Contemporary Ensemble, Semiosis Quartet, and Ambient Orchestra. She regularly performs world premiers and commissions including solo viola and chamber works by John McDonald, Mara Gibson, Daniel J. Choi, Kevin Madison, inti figgis-vizueta, and Paul Zaba. Roselyn has performed at New Music Gathering, the SEAMUS National Conference, and the International Viola Congress in Portugal. She received her Bachelor of Music at the University of Tennessee under the tutelage of Hillary Herndon.
Roselyn is passionate about environmental conservation and serves on the board of Daraja Music Initiative, with whom she has been volunteering her summers teaching music and conservation in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania since 2016. In addition to her focus on musical creation, she is a lace designer and fiber artist. Most recently, her fiber work has been exhibited as part of Threaded: Contemporary Fiber in New England at Mosesian Center for the Arts.