- State: Illinois
- State School (public)
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John Floeter and Marlene Rosenberg, bass faculty
- US News Ranking: #214 (tie) in National Universities
- US News Overall Score (out of 100): 25
- In-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $14,334
- Out-of-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $23,799
- Room & Board 2016-17: $10,776
- Total Enrollment: 20,130
- Acceptance Rate (from 2015): 50%
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 15:1
- 4 year graduation rate: 25%
- % of undergrads receiving Financial aid: 73%
- Average Financial Aid: $8,054
About The Bass Faculty
John Floeter is currently Principal Bass of the Chicago Sinfonietta and the Lake Forest Symphony and is a member of the Grant Park Orchestra and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra. He has performed, toured, and recorded with the Chicago Symphony and played several productions with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including several cycles of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. In addition, Mr. Floeter enjoys playing with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Ravinia Festival orchestra, Fulcrum Point, Ars Viva, and Chicago Opera Theatre. He has had a decades-long association with the Joffrey Ballet Orchestra and the Chicago Philharmonic/Symphony II.
Mr. Floeter is a co-founder of the Chicago Bass Ensemble and has been a guest lecturer and performer for area universities and the Chicago Bass Festival. He has been an active bassist in the Chicago area since 1979, covering multiple genres of music, including classical, jazz, folk, and musical theater.
Marlene Rosenberg has emerged as one of the most talented and multi-faceted bassists on the scene today. She has played professionally throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Japan. She has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Japan and toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Frank Morgan, Ed Thigpen, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove and Wallace Roney. She has also performed with Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Stan Getz, Terri Lynne Carrington, Kevin Mahogany, David “Fathead”Newman, Marian McPartland, MontyAlexander, Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Teddy Edwards,
Ira Sullivan, Ernestine Anderson, Nick Brignola, and Larry Coryell, Cyrus Chestnut and Bobby Watson to name a few, and plays regularly with her own ensemble MRQ.
She received an Illinois Arts Council Grant in 2011 to help produce her last CD “Bassprint”. She has been featured on multiple recordings, including her own, self-released, second CD; “ Pieces Of…” Featuring Cedar Walton and Javon Jackson which has soared to #24 on the Jazz charts with critical acclaim. Rosenberg’s latest CD, “Bassprint” on Origin Records, is currently available on iTunes, Amazon and at email@example.com; (www.marlenerosenberg.com). “Bassprint” has received great reviews and and is enjoying critical acclaim Nationally and Internationally. She has recently recorded her next project in NYC with Kenny Barron, Lewis Nash and Christian McBride (Christian McBride also co-producing the CD). Release date to be announced.
JazzTimes Magazine; “Marlene Rosenberg handily juggles roles on her album Pieces Of…” now stepping forward and intuitively understanding the time and place for each stance, Rosenberg amply shows why she’s one of the respected players.”
John Clayton, bassist, composer, arranger states; “One of Jazz, Bass, and Music world’s treasures! There is a great bass tone, great swing, and lovely fire in everything that Marlene does.”
Ed Thigpen, drummer expresses; “What makes Marlene special is her strength and depth of understanding of music. In a world of clones, she has managed to emerge as her own person with her own sound and feel…her time feel is steady and swings like mad.”
In addition, to her performance tributes she is coordinator of the Jazz combo program at Northern Illinois University, as well as teaching the jazz bass studio. At Roosevelt University, she is Instructor of Bass as an applied artist lecturer.
Also she is teaching Jazz History at Elmhurst College this Fall 2017.Ms. Rosenberg holds a Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy, from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Bass and Composition from The University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
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