Rosemary Lather enjoyed a thirty-two-year tenure as an Orchestra Director for the Howard County Public School System before her retirement in June 2017. She was the Director of Orchestras at River Hill High School and Marriotts Ridge High School. In addition, she was the program director for the Howard County Gifted and Talented Middle School Orchestra from 1991 to 2017 and conductor of the Howard County Gifted and Talented High School Orchestra from 2009 to 2014. Her orchestras have performed at state and local conferences as well as countless festivals throughout the east coast where they have consistently received superior ratings. Mrs. Lather has conducted at the Midwest Clinic three times; in 2009 with the Howard County High School Gifted and Talented Orchestra, in 2013 with the Howard County Middle School Gifted and Talented Orchestra and in 2019 as a guest conductor. In 2001 Mrs. Lather was awarded the distinction of Music Educator of the year in Howard County. She is a very active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the Mid Atlantic area and has maintained a private violin studio for thirty-nine years.
Rosemary Lather’s thirty-five years of performing experience include the 1st violin section of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, concertmistress of the Columbia Orchestra and extensive freelance work in the Baltimore area. In addition, she and her husband Tom, an accomplished banjo player, have recorded and performed music of the Civil War era for many historical events. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and her post-graduate violin teachers include Berl Senofsky, Peabody Conservatory, Robert Gerle, Catholic University and Herbert Greenberg, former concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Lather also has a Juris Doctor degree.
After retirement from the Howard County Public School System, Mrs. Lather relocated to North Carolina where she has resumed her performing career and continues to enjoy running marathons.
Christine Maynard, Concertmaster
Mary Jo White