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Annalise Rodgers

Annalise Rodgers

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Annalise Rodgers (she/her) is a trumpet player and interdisciplinary environmentalist in the Pittsburgh area. She is currently in her final year studying trumpet performance and environmental and sustainability studies at Carnegie Mellon University under Professor Neal Berntsen, Assistant Principal trumpet of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

    As a student, Annalise has performed in the CMU Philharmonic, CMU Wind Ensemble, CMU Jazz Orchestra, and various chamber music groups. She has premiered new music, performed in the pit orchestra for the student-led theater group Scotch 'n' Soda, and is working on recording a collection of brass quintet music. Professionally, she has worked in the pit orchestra at the Connelly Theater in New York City and at the McKeesport Little Theater outside of Pittsburgh.

    Annalise is active in the music community as part of the Future in Music Program, volunteering at the recent International Women’s Brass Conference and as a former mentee of the Maestra Music program. She is also on the executive team of the Student Advisory Board of the CMU School of Music where she is a student representative advocating for effective community and student representation within the school.

    Outside of music, she is an active environmentalist researching plant-based food and agricultural systems. In addition, she enjoys Tiny Desk Concerts, late-night comedy, and discussing Deep Ecology.

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Pit Musician (Other)

    My Primary Instrument

    • Trumpet

    My Instruments

    • Flugelhorn
    • Trumpet

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Current HS, College, or Grad Student?

    • Yes