Rosana Eckert is a dynamic musician, recognized internationally as a live and studio vocalist, published songwriter and arranger, and master teacher of jazz and voice.   As a vocal artist, she has had the pleasure of performing with such jazz greats as Lyle Mays, Kenny Wheeler, George Duke, Jon Faddis, and Bobby McFerrin, and she is the go-to sub on both the soprano and alto parts in the Grammy Award-winning vocal quartet New York Voices.  Rosana has recorded four solo CDs of her original songs and jazz arrangements, and she performs regularly throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Her debut CD, At the End of the Day, was praised as a “superior debut” by Cadence Magazine and was a finalist for Best New Jazz Album in the 2006 Independent Music Awards.  Her newest CD Small Hotel, was “highly recommended” by the LA Jazz Scene, and it features a guest appearance and liner notes by internationally renowned trumpeter Marvin Stamm.  The project also features a duet with Rosana and Grammy Award-winning bassist Christian McBride which Jazz Times Magazine called “a stunning conversation.” 

A renowned educator, Rosana is Senior Lecturer of jazz voice at the University of North Texas.  She has helped build the thriving UNT vocal jazz department since 1999, teaching the bulk of the private jazz voice lessons and creating new courses in songwriting and vocal pedagogy.  Her students have gone on to win Grammy Awards and prestigious competitions, tour the world as solo artists and back-up vocalists, establish music schools and private lesson studios, publish choral arrangements, and work as studio singers on movie soundtracks and commercials.  Rosana also serves on the faculty of the UNT Vocal Jazz Summer Workshop and the New York Voices Summer Vocal Jazz Camp, and she is in demand as a clinician, festival adjudicator, guest conductor, and choral composer/arranger.  Her many vocal ensemble arrangements, published by Sound Music Publications, Hal Leonard Corp., and Rosana Eckert Music, have been performed worldwide.  She recently co-wrote a jazz musical for young voices with popular children’s author and educator Sharon Burch titled Freddie the Frog and the Jungle Jazz (published by Hal Leonard).  A highly respected improviser, Rosana is a featured artist on the vocal improvisation app Scatability by Michele Weir, and most recently, she is the female vocalist on the demo CD for Darmon Meader’s groundbreaking new book titled, “Jazz Improvisation:  Instrumental Exercises and Etudes for Vocalists.”   

In addition to her extensive live performing, writing, and teaching, Rosana works regularly as a studio vocalist, producer, and voice-over actor in Dallas.  As a voice-over actor, she is represented by the Kim Dawson Agency and has spoken on many commercials and industrial spots for clients such as AT&T, Petsmart, Direct Energy, Comcast, and EA Games.   She has served as a producer on a wide array of projects, from solo vocal albums to children’s musical theater, and as a studio vocalist, Rosana has sung on hundreds of commercials, album projects, publishing demos, and radio IDs heard around the world.