Rosina Christina Moder Ma. Mus (Hons.)
Rosina Christina Moder was born in the Styrian Hills of South-east Austria and has resided in Jamaica since 1985. She graduated from the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz, Austria, with a Certificate in “Kindersingschule” - Early Childhood Music Education (1974), a Bachelor’s degree in Recorder Teaching (1976) and a Masters degree, (Hons.), in Recorder Performance (1977). Rosina received her post-graduate studies at the ‘Schola Cantorum Basiliensis’ (Jeanette van Wingerden) in Basel, Switzerland, and at the Music University ‘Mozarteum’ (Nikolaus Harnoncourt) in Salzburg, Austria.
Her performance career has taken her from Europe, Japan, Argentina, and the United States of America to Jamaica and the wider Caribbean.
Rosina is founder and executive director of the ‘Music Unites Jamaica Foundation’, a non for-profit organization with the mission of raising funds for music scholarships and mentoring talented students in need. Research on Jamaican composers, as well as hosting free concerts and workshops island-wide, are further aims of ‘Music Unites Jamaica’. Rosina is also the founder and musical director of ‘Flauto Dolce’, the Jamaican Recorder Society.
Rosina has taught Recorder and Early Childhood Music Education in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, the United States, Jamaica, and throughout the Caribbean. She has been the lecturer for Recorder and Recorder Ensemble at the School of Music / Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica for many years.
Rosina Moder is also the author and publisher of “tu tu tu tu, Caribbean Beginner’s Work book for Soprano or Tenor Recorder”, and is the first recipient of the international ‘Nikolaus Harnoncourt Prize’, awarded by the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland in 2001, for her passionate work promoting the musical growth of Jamaica and the Caribbean.