Bridget Rose has joined the speech pathology program and Voice & Swallowing Center of Maine at Waldo County General Hospital. She brings an array of classical vocal performance credits with her.

Department Manager Michael Towey said, “A therapist with Bridget’s vocal performance background provides a depth of vocal skills available only in a few specialized centers in the United States.”

Rose earned her master’s degree in speech language pathology from Emerson College in Boston, where she also completed clinical training at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Much of her speech therapy training involved working in schools specializing in autism spectrum disorders and pre-school language programs for children with speech, language disorders. Rose will be using her unique music skills to develop highly engaging therapy programs for children.

After having earned her master of music degree from Indiana University, Rose continued to enhance her performance and teaching experience through training programs in the United States, England, France and Austria. She has extensive experience as a vocal instructor, including a faculty position at Illinois Wesleyan University, and has seen many of her students receive accolades in vocal competitions.

In addition to her full-time voice instruction and performance schedule, she cofounded Interactive Opera, Inc., a not-for profit, 501c3 organization specializing in community performances for children, in the suburbs of Chicago.

Her opera/operetta performance credits include; Rapunzel (“Into the Woods”), Rose Maybud (“Ruddigore”), Gretel (“Hansel and Gretel”), Susanna (“Le Nozze di Figaro”), The Queen of the Night (“The Magic Flute”) and Olympia the doll (“Les Contes d’Hoffman”). She has also been very active in recital and church music, performing traditional and contemporary liturgical music for many religious organizations.