Meet Amy Rossman, New Chair of CMC Board of Directors
The new Chair of the Board of Directors of CMC is Amy Rossman, previously one of the people behind the desk selling tickets at the concerts. Although she spent most of her professional life working as a mycologist studying fungi, she almost became a flute player. Early in her graduate career at OregonState, she took flute lessons with Angela Carlson and was declared the Most Improved Flute Player for 1970. At the end of the year the highlight of her flute career was playing Bach’s Brandenburg ConcertoNo. 4 with Angela and her husband Marlan in the Memorial Union. When she asked Angela if she should quit graduate school and become a flute player, Angela said “stick with your science; flute players are a dime a dozen” and she was right. Amy has had great fun playing in small groups casually at restaurants and weddings while working at the USDA in Beltsville, MD, as a research scientist.
Originally from Portland, she returned to her beloved Corvallis upon retirement with her sweet husband Christian, who had no choice in the matter but loves it here. One morning five years ago, she ran into Angela at the farmer’s market who invited her to serve on the Board of Directors of CMC. And, the rest is history. –Amy Rossman, 2020
Meet Kimary Fick, New Artistic Director
Kimary Fick, a native of the Philadelphia area, is an active performer on historical flutes and recorders. She frequently performs with Oregon Bach Collegium and held previous engagements with Dallas Bach Society, Denton Bach Society, and was a featured soloist at the Young Performer’s Festival of the Boston Early Music Festival. Kimary earned a Ph.D. in musicology at the University of North Texas and teaches music history and research in the Music department of OSU. Her scholarly research examines the intersection of music and philosophy during the German Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, and her work has been published by Women and Music, A-R Editions, and Bärenreiter. Kimary is honored to serve as CMC’s next Artistic Director and continue the long, rich history of chamber music performance in Corvallis. She looks forward to bringing new and exciting world-class artists to our city! — Kimary Fick, 2020