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Dee Sparks is the principal owner and managing director of The Rosewood Ensemble. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master’s degree in Viola Performance from Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Symphony String Quartet for several years before moving to Baltimore, MD. In Baltimore, Dee was an active freelance violist and teacher. She performed regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Opera Orchestra.
Dee has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, the North Carolina School for the Arts Summer Festival and the Breckenridge Music Festival. Dee was the managing director of the Innsbrook Music Festival in Innsbrook, MO for the Festival’s first two summer seasons.
Dee performs with Union Avenue Opera Orchestra, the Bach Society of St. Louis, as well as with other area ensembles. She has also performed often with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.