Meet Our Maestro

Miku Shiota-Rosenbaum received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory, majoring in vocal and instrumental music education and minoring in piano performance. While a student in the Springfield School District, she studied violin with Elizabeth Klinger, Beverly Wright, Barbara Ostroff, and Louise Auld. She also studied piano with Nozomi Takashima and Maureen Hooper.

Miku was concertmistress of the Springfield High School Orchestra and a member of the Delaware County Youth Orchestra. She participated in the Pennsylvania Music Education Association Orchestra and Choral festivals, achieving state ranking in both areas. She was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts, and she also attended the Penn State Keyboard Camp during her high school years. At Oberlin, she was a piano student of Peter Takacs and Sedmara Zakarian Rutstein, as well as a voice student of Richard Anderson. She participated in the Oberlin College Choir, the Musical Union, and the College Community Strings. In the Philadelphia area, she has sung with the Choral Society of Montgomery County and the Pennsylvania Academy of Performing Arts Ariana Womens Choir.

Miku taught music at the Springside School in Philadelphia, New Hope Academy in Yardley, and the Broad Street Academy in Philadelphia. Currently, she is the Music Director and Organist for the Springfield Baptist Church, co-Conductor of the Delaware Valley Young Musicians Orchestra, and the string orchestra teaching artist at the Freire Charter Middle School for the organization Play On, Philly! She lives in Swarthmore with her daughter.