Rosie Brand’s passion for music and musical theatre began at the age of ten, singing in the children’s chorus of her local high school musicals. As the chorus chords intermixed in beautiful harmony, so too did the cast and crew work together to create a greater whole. The magic of it all has had her hooked ever since. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Brand earned a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Musical Theatre. She has toured as a Director/Actor with both the Missoula Children’s Theatre and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, performing with and educating youth across the country.
Rosie believes the arts has the power to mold and inspire our nation’s youth. “They not only enrich our lives, but help us learn and grow as individuals and as a community.” Formerly the director of Show Choir at Prairie Music & Arts, she currently heads the Drama Program and also teaches private voice lessons. Most recently, she has become a playwright in collaboration with her husband, creating new works for young audiences that now include a play entitled The Sub-Heroes and a sequel, The Sub-Heroes and the Unfortunate Underwater Incident. She has coordinated radio events with the local radio station 103.5 where her students practice acting through voice only. Her student groups have also performed the national anthem for local sporting events, including The Madison Mallards.
In addition to her duties as an instructor at Prairie Music & Arts, Rosie serves as the school’s Outreach, Recital, and Social Media Coordinator.
While musical theatre will always have a special place in her heart, Rosie also enjoys performing and educating all styles of singing from classical to jazz and pop. When not acting and singing, she enjoys epic board-game social nights, traveling to visit loved ones and friends, and redecorating her new home with her husband, Jake.