Eugenie Ricau Rocherolle

Composer, lyricist, pianist and teacher, Eugenie Rocherolle began an early publishing career in choral and band music. In 1978, with the success of her first piano solo collection, she soon established herself as one of the leading American composers of piano repertoire. Her music is widely distributed throughout the United States and abroad.

A native of New Orleans, she graduated from Newcomb College of Tulane University with a BA in music. Her junior year was spent in Paris where she had a class with the late Nadia Boulanger. She was honored as the 1995 outstanding Newcomb alumna.

A "Commissioned by Clavier" composer, she was also one of seven composer-members of the National League of American Pen Women who works were chosen to be presented on a concert at the Terrace Theater in the Kennedy Center. Awards from the Pen Women include a first place for both piano and choral in biennial national competitions.

Mrs. Rocherolle's creative output also includes works in solo voice, chorus and orchestra, musical theater and chamber music for a variety of mediums. A member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, (ASCAP), from whom she receives annual Standard Awards, Connecticut Composers Inc., the National Federation of Music Clubs, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Her biographical profile appears in the International Who's Who in Music, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians, International Encyclopedia of Women Composers, Who's Who of American Women, The World of Women in Classical Music and Who's Who in the East.

Mrs. Rocherolle has released recordings of her piano music, Spinning Gold, Romancing the Piano, Touch of Blue and her Christmas arrangements, Tidings of Joy, on an independent label, Aureus Recordings.

For many years she maintained a private music studio where she taught piano and composition. She and her husband are long-time residents of Connecticut where they have raised a family.

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