Director, Western Branch High School Orchestras
Director, 5th Grade Strings, Chittum Elementary
Leah Katz Rosenberg
Director, Jolliff Middle School
Leah Katz Rosenberg attended the Western Branch schools and began viola in the fifth grade orchestra program. She received her Bachelor of Music magna cum laude, with an instrumental music education concentration, from James Madison University and her Master of Music, with an instrumental music education concentration, from Ithaca College.
Mrs. Rosenberg’s school orchestra teachers were Alice and Martin Glasco. They established the success of the Western Branch Orchestra programs and Mrs. Rosenberg now proudly carries on their tradition of excellence. Her private teachers were Linda Althoff, retired violist with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Dr. Jeffrey Showell, retired viola professor and director of the James Madison University School of Music; and Ramon Scavelli, retired violist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Rosenberg is entering her 14th year of teaching (11th at Jolliff). Prior to teaching at Jolliff, she taught fourth through sixth grade orchestra in the Fairfax County Public Schools. In addition to teaching, she also enjoys performing. While in Northern Virginia, she was a violist in the Manassas Symphony Orchestra. She is now a violist in Symphonicity: The Symphony Orchestra of Virginia Beach.
Mrs. Rosenberg resides in Norfolk with her husband Jason and three children, Judah, Zahava, and Aliza.