Since graduating from the University of Saskatchewan (B.Mus-Mus.Ed) Penny Rosten has enjoyed a varied career in music as a teacher, accompanist, singer, composer, director, and performer.
For over thirty years Penny has taught piano lessons and enjoys composing piano music that encourages learning through connecting to the student’s interest and imagination. Her compositions were recently published in the “Prairie to Pine” collection of piano solos by Saskatchewan composers. Her piano compositions were also selected as test pieces for the Saskatchewan music festival syllabus.
In the role of Minister of Music at the Lutheran Theological Seminary and music coordinator at Good Shepherd Lutheran church, Penny served as choir director, worship accompanist, and composer of choral music for her choirs. In 2001 Penny co-wrote the musical entitled, “Call Waiting” which was performed by various choirs across Western Canada.
Penny continues to compose choral music for “Joy of Vox” choir where she is employed as accompanist. Various choirs in Saskatchewan have also enjoyed Penny’s choral compositions.
As founder of the band “It’s Too Late Baby” Penny enjoys performing in and around Saskatoon. She continues to write original songs for her band and for other recording artists. In 2011 jazz singer “Donna Hay” recorded some of Penny’s original songs on her newest Album called “Here’s to Life”.
Penny’s love of music can be summed up in her own words: “Music has taken me down many different paths. Opportunities to learn and grow as a musician continually and surprisingly present themselves along life’s journey. I am grateful for every opportunity and experience that music has afforded me.”