An enthusiastic chamber musician, Dr. Dana Rokosny has performed at the Swiss and Japanese Embassies, the Lyceum, Dumbarton Oaks, Sydney Harmon Hall, and Anderson House in Washington, DC. Recently, she was a guest violist with the Pacifica Quartet performing Osvaldo Golihov's Last Round at the University of Maryland School of Music. Dana regularly performs with the Two Rivers String Quartet in Shepherdstown, WV where she is also principal viola of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra and has been a soloist. In addition, she is a member of the River Hawk String Quartet based at Anne Arundel Community College.
Dana has toured with orchestras throughout the United States, Switzerland, Ireland, Russia, and Armenia. She has performed in the Luzern Festival Academy led by Pierre Boulez, and was a fellow and assistant principal violist in the American Conducting Academy Orchestra at the Aspen Music Festival led by David Zinman. Currently, she performs with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, New Orchestra of Washington, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Apollo Chamber Orchestra, and Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
Dana holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland School of Music, where she studied with Dan Foster and Katherine Murdock. She received a B.M. from Ithaca College, a M.M. from Rice University, and pursued post-graduate performance studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her previous teachers include Doris Lederer, Lynne Ramsey, Karen Ritscher, Debra Moree, and Phyllis Freeman.
In previous summers, Dana has participated in many distinguished summer festivals with leading roles including the National Orchestral Institute, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Indiana String Academy. Currently, she performs in the Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival in Jamaica, VT.
Dana is also a sought after teacher. She engages her students to pursue excellence in playing while encouraging them to become life long advocates for string playing, music, and the arts. Currently, Dana is Viola/Violin Faculty at Anne Arundel Community College and maintains a private studio of violists and violinists of all ages and levels. Dana performs on a 1954 Michele De Luccia viola and a c.1850 François Peccatte bow.
She is married to bassoonist, Ben Greanya, and together they explore the outdoors, garden, and adore their three cats. As an advocate for equity and diversity in the arts, Dana has recently taken on the role of Assistant Executive Director for the nonprofit startup Boulanger Initiative, an organization promoting music of composers that happen to be women.