- 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 and toured with Joe Henderson, Nancy Wilson, Joe Williams, Frank Morgan, Ed Thigpen, Albert “Tootsie” Heath, Benny Green, Roy Hargrove, and Wallace Roney.
In addition to her performance tributes, she has been on the faculty at Northern Illinois University (12 years part time), Western Illinois University (3 years full time) and continues to mentor at Gallery 37 and in the Chicago public high schools through the Thelonious Monk Institute, and at the Chicago Jesuit Academy as a musician, teacher, and clinician.
Currently at Northern Illinois University she is coordinating the jazz combo program, and teaching Introduction to Jazz Studies. She is part time faculty at Northwestern in the small jazz ensemble program under the direction of Victor Goines. 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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