Rosella Ranno

As chairman of the FOM Partnership in Education program, Rosella brings young musical talents—including the PUBLICQuartet, the Amphion, Carducci, and Zora string quartets—to children in the Westchester public school system, where the artists perform and teach workshops.

Rosella and her husband Kurt, a trumpet player and interior design entrepreneur, have lived in Briarcliff for 27 years. They have two grown children: Carla, a former ballet professional now in the branding industry, and David, a financial analyst. When she isn’t offering private piano lessons from her home studio, Rosella volunteers in multiple areas of education, local government, her church, and arts organizations.

MUSICAL NOTES: Growing up in a home filled with the sounds of symphonies and opera, Rosella pursued a musical career from an early age, attending the Juilliard Pre-College Division from elementary school through high school, then getting her BA and MA in music education from NYU. Since then, she taught music to New York inner-city kids, in whom she instilled both techniques of performance and the importance of exposure to many genres of the world of music, including classical, jazz, and musical theater.