Rose Love Neumayr is the Instrumental Music Director at Bernardo Yorba Middle School, where she teaches band, orchestra and jazz band to over 150 students. Rose grew in up Chico, California and graduated from Chico High School. Rose was involved in award winning instrumental and vocal music programs, performing in San Francisco, Anaheim, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and New York City. Rose was a member of A Capella Choir, Madrigal Singers, Camerata, ChicoVoce, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band, Rose was also the featured vocalist with the Chico High Jazz Band and an active leader in both choral and instrumental music.
After graduating, Rose completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at California State University, Chico and teaching credential at California State University, Fullerton. During her time at Chico State, Rose continued her involvement with both choral and instrumental music. She was a member of the Wind Ensemble, A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers and Jazz Too; performing with artists including Joseph Alessi, Greg Gisbert, John Manasse, and Paul Romaine. Studying under Russell Burnham, Royce Tevis, David Scholz and Rocky Winslow, Rose continued to develop as a performer on clarinet, saxophone and voice, and was selected to perform in the WNW CBDNA Collegiate Honor Band. Since moving to Orange County, Rose continues to perform locally in the Placentia Symphonic Band.
In addition to performing, Rose has been heavily involved in many music education advocacy groups, serving on the Executive Board for student chapters of NAfME and the National Band Association. Additionally, Rose is an active member of SCSBOA and Women Band Directors International. While involved in these organizations, Rose has served as a clinician, coach, adjudicator, and auditioner for honor bands and festivals in both Northern and Southern California. When she is not teaching music, Rose enjoys spending time with her husband, Brenden, traveling, cooking, and reading, swimming or surfing at the beach.