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Despite the radio silence on our blog, it’s been a pretty busy start for 2015! We’ll try to recap a few of the exciting news items here:


Reference Recordings

Reference Recordings release Dvořák & Janáček featuring conductor Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY Award for Best Orchestral Performance! See the full celebration on the RR Blog!

Reference Recordings GRAMMY-nominee

Delos Productions

Delos release Lawrence Brownlee: Virtuoso Rossini Arias featuring Lawrence Brownlee (tenor), Constantine Orbelian (conductor), and the Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY Award for Best Classical Solo Vocal Album! See the full celebration on the Delos Insider!

Delos GRAMMY nominee

Cappella Romana Back-To-Back Chart Toppers

Good Friday In Jerusalem Debuts at #8

Cappella Romana’s February release, Good Friday In Jerusalem debuted at #8 on the Traditional Classical Album Billboard Chart!

Cappella Romana Good Friday In Jerusalem Billboard

Maximilian Steinberg: Passion Week Debuts at #7

Following their Billboard-topping Good Friday In Jerusalem recording, Cappella Romana debuted their late March release of the world premiere recording of Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week at #7 on the Traditional Classical Album Billboard Chart!

Cappella Romana Steinberg Billboard

Four New Websites!

Rosebrook Media was happy to help launch four new websites in the past few months! Click the screenshots below to visit the following new websites:

Rhonda Geddis

Rhonda Geddis: Certified Business and Executive Coach. Aligning people and organizations in the business of Change Mastery and Strategy.

Rhonda Geddis Website

Randy Thurman

Randy Thurman is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner® and Personal Financial Specialist. He has been in the business of asset management and retirement planning since 1986.
Randy Thurman Website - Randy Thurman, CFP®, CPA/PFS

The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio

The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio is currently the #1 Best-Selling Book on Amazon in Wealth Management!

The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio

Master Key Publications

Master Key Publications is the Publisher for Amazon’s current Best-Selling Wealth-Management Book, The All-Weather Retirement Portfolio!

Master Key Publications Website

New Robert Greenberg OraTV Promo!

The promo for the new Robert Greenberg OraTV Series, Scandalous Overtures has been released!


Together with OraTV CEO Jon Housman, I have developed a show entitled: Scandalous Overtures in which each episode focuses on a conspiracy, or a peccadillo, or a dirty little secret from the life of a composer.

Aside from the purely salacious, voyeuristic joy of dishing dirt on famous dead people, the point of this series is to render composers, who for reasons mysterious to me are among the most hallowed of historical figures, more real, more human, and more accessible. By doing so, this series is ultimately intended to make their music – which is so often treated like some supra-human thing – more real, more human, and more accessible as well.

New Website — Robert Greenberg

These are exciting times to be following Robert Greenberg! Not only does he have new composition premieres this season, he recently released a new Great Course, and has a new upcoming show on OraTV! As such, it was time for a bit of a website re-do to echo all of these new projects, and we were more than happy to give his site a facelift in order to feature all of his new projects while making room for the many more things to come. Have a look at today! | Robert Greenberg New Website

New RC Video — Carolyn Enger Plays Copland’s Down a Country Lane

A fun new video to celebrate one of America’s greatest composers before the 4th of July weekend — Copland’s Down a Country Lane! The music is from Carolyn Enger’s first CD, “In Evening Air” and features Carolyn’s own photos. Enjoy:

New Video — East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to Iran

New Rosebrook Classical video for new Delos release, “East of Melancholy: Piano Music from Russia to Iran” featuring pianist Tara Kamangar. The video features excerpts from from Aminollah Hossein, arr. Delbar Hakimova: Caravan; Aram Khachaturian, arr. Matthew Cameron: Adagio from Spartacus; Aminollah Hossein, arr. Tara Kamangar: Excerpts from Persian Miniatures, Op. 25: Invitation to the Spell; Loris Tjeknavorian: Excerpts from Fantastic Dances, Op. 2: Festive Dance.

Download this fantastic release in iTunes:

Buy the CD Direct from Delos:
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New Website — TCU All-State Choir Camp

We’re very happy to share the launch of the new homepage for the Texas Christian University All-State Choir Camp at! The TCU All-State Choir Camp is largest program of its kind in Texas, and has been around for over a decade and has grown into two full camp sessions featuring the Texas all-state literature as well as training in vocal practice techniques, diction, and sight-singing.

The TCU All-State Choir Camp needed a site that had quickly navigable information for campers beforehand and as a reference during the camps while always having registration and form links at the forefront. This is our first complete “one-page” site, but it is still built on WordPress in order to allow for easy updates each year by the camp staff. If you’ve got a Texas student interested in preparing for the TMEA all-state choir process, visit a href=”” title=”TCU All-State Choir Camp” target=”_blank”> today!

TCU All-State Choir Camp | Rosebrook Media Website Portfolio

Introducing Pianist Carolyn Enger

We are happy to introduce pianist Carolyn Enger into the Rosebrook Classical family of Clients!

Carolyn Enger | Rosebrook Classical Client

Lauded for her sensitive, nuanced playing, American pianist Carolyn Enger is a musician who consistently entrances her audiences. Anthony Tommasini –Chief Music Critic of The New York Times wrote “This year the classical music critics of The New York Times had plenty of options when selecting their favorite recordings of 2013….Among the 90th Birthday tributes this year to the essential American composer Ned Rorem, this recording especially stands out. The fine pianist Carolyn Enger plays Mr. Rorem’s complete Piano Album l, a collection of tender yet pungent miniatures written for friends, intimates and personal occasions from 1978-2001.”

Find out more about Carolyn Enger on her website at!

Connect with Carolyn Enger:


New Video — Terrain of the Heart: Song Cycles of Mark Abel

New Rosebrook Classical video for new Delos release, “Terrain of the Heart: Song Cycles of Mark Abel.” This video features tracks from each of the three song cycles and introduces the three artists as well as some of the composer’s own photography.

Download this fantastic release in iTunes today!

Composers Inc Crowdfunding New Work by Robert Greenberg for the Alexander String Quartet

Composers, Inc. is crowdfunding a world premiere performance by the Alexander String Quartet of Robert Greenberg’s new Invasive Species! With just under three weeks to go, the Kickstarter campaign is nearly one-third of the way to the $3,000 goal. There are some great rewards for backers, but the best might be the $75 level which includes an invitation to a private party where Robert Greenberg has promised to personally mix you a martini — not a bad deal considering you’d also get a signed CD and concert program!

Give Today:

New Site — Matthew Valverde | tenor

We’re very happy to share the launch of tenor, Matthew Valverde’s new website at! Matthew Valverde is a DMA candidate in vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music, as well as a performing tenor, and choral conductor.

Mr. Valverde needed a site that people could quickly navigate in order to see what it is he offers, while also enabling for visitors to go more in-depth. So we ended up creating a semi-one-page website. While all of the sections are present and quickly navigable from the home-age, each section acts as an excerpt for it’s more full page. For the curious, the site is built as a custom child-theme from the iThemes Builder “Everett” theme.

Matthew Valverde | tenor

New Rosebrook Media Site —

We’re excited to announce the launch of the all new Audience Development Specialists website,!

Do you want to build your audiences? Audience Development Specialists offers a variety of audience development consultant services to educate and help artists and cultural arts organizations develop a quality audience.

The new ADS Website was built with a custom child theme on the new iThemes Builder 5.0. Beyond Shoshana Fanizza’s famous Audience Development Specialists blog, the new site features a membership component pay-per-view webinars, and a digital download store using the all new iThemes Exchange eCommerce plugin for WordPress, along with GravityForms. To make this multi-faceted site easy to use, we extended the site with the fantastic Pods Framework and LoopBuddy. This is a site for exploring, and we hope you check it out and subscribe to Shoshana’s blog!

Audience Development Specialists — New Rosebrook Media Site

P.S. Special thanks to Elise at iThemes for her great support during the roll out of the new iThemes Exchange plugin!

New Rosebrook Media Site — Out To Lunch

Another new Rosebrook Media creation is live, and this one features a reboot for the NYC-based band Out To Lunch.

Pushing the depths of the underground jazz scene, cutting edge New York City-based Out to Lunch will be releasing its third album, No One Left Behind, on one of the finest indie record labels, Mesa Recordings. Tracks such as “In Da House” and “It’s a Jungle Out There” move effortlessly from the world of funk to breakbeat, from dub to house, creating a sound that hits both the mind and feet.

This site was based on the Builder Child theme “Noise” in order to take advantage of the new Builder “blocks” for audio and events. LoopBuddy was also used to create some dynamic layouts for the needs and wants of the band. Check it out!

Out To Lunch | Rosebrook Media Web Development

New Site –

We’re excited to launch the new go-to site for you running enthusiasts out there —!

“I’m a am a runner, but it didn’t start out that way” is about running for runners, by an average guy who loves running — Randy L. Thurman | Rosebrook Media Web Design Portfolio

We built this WordPress site on the iThemes Builder Theme and created a custom child theme to meet the client’s needs. We also used iThemes LoopBuddy to give a truly independent feel to each of the site’s category and article types. Have a look for yourself!

Our New Online Digs

Since we have an all-new look to our site, we thought we’d give you a look into some of the tools we used:



Yes, our site along with the majority of the sites we built and manage are based on the popular content management system, WordPress.

For more information on standalone WordPress, visit

iThemes Builder

iThemes Builder | Rosebrook Classical
Whenever we develop a new WordPress website, iThemes is always a go-to resource for premium plugins and tools. We always tell people we recommend iThemes because everything they do just works.

About Builder:

“iThemes Builder lets you create WordPress sites quickly and easily by creating your own layouts. The power of Builder starts in the layout editor. Choose from the building blocks of a great web site by inserting modules: header, images, navigation, content area (with or without sidebars), widget bars, HTML areas, and a footer. Complete flexibility without code.”



LoopBuddy | Rosebrook Classical
When you look at our new-look Blog or our Portfolio pages, you’re looking at LoopBuddy in action.

About LoopBuddy:

Take control of the WordPress Loop.

“Get complete control over your content with LoopBuddy. Control what content is displayed, when it’s displayed and how it’s displayed. LoopBuddy overwrites the WordPress Loop using a combination of custom queries and layouts.”

For More information, visit the LoopBuddy Page on


dynadot | Rosebrook Classical Blog
Our new Domain registrar has been wonderful to work with and we are happy to recommend to anyone interested in starting or upgrading their website.

About dynadot:

“Dynadot is an ICANN-accredited domain name registrar and web host located in San Mateo, California. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with world class domain name registration and hosting services for a reasonable price.

For more information, visit

Site5 Web Hosting

site5 Web Hosting | Rosebrook Classical
If you’ve noticed our site moving a little faster, the credit for that should go to our new hosting company – Site5.

About Site5:

“Our current hosting philosophy is based on guaranteed performance. While other hosts may try to cram as many accounts as possible on shared servers, we have used our years of experience and the technical analysis performed by our technical gurus to determine exactly how many accounts we should be putting on any given server. In addition, we are continually upgrading our hardware platforms to be among the best in the industry.

Each top-of-the-line server we now use could easily handle an insane number of clients, but we still keep the numbers low. It helps us sleep easier at night.”

Introducing Robert Greenberg

Robert GreenbergWe are excited to welcome musicologist, composer, speaker, professor, and author Robert Greenberg to the Rosebrook Classical family of clients!

Robert Greenberg will be joining us as a part of our Advisory Package, and we will be helping to bring his multiple endeavors to a new level online through a host of social media and digital media websites.
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Introducing Toccata Classics

Toccata Classics We are very happy to announce the addition of the Toccata Classics label into the Rosebrook Classical Family!

Toccata Classicsl will be coming onboard for a few different platforms within our Management Packages in order to further their goals through social and digital media. We are very excited to see this jewel of a label for unknown works and composers moving their marketing strategies into the digital realm!
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Rosebrook Classical’s Top 10 CDs of 2012

Through all of our various clients, we get the privilege of listening to a TON of great music. So as we head into 2013, Rosebrook Classical owner David Weuste is letting you in on his top 10 CDs of 2012 (Click the artwork to view on Amazon):

2RR-127Cover#10 Playing With Fire

Dallas Wind Symphony

Reference Recordings

While I’m not the biggest fan of concert band music, what set this CD apart for me was the Playing With Fire work itself. There’s something about the addition of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band with the Dallas Wind Symphony that just works. This piece and RR’s recording of it might be the most fun I’ve had listening to a concert band work in a long time.

da Capo Brass - from the beginning#9 From The Beginning

da Capo Brass


This CD came out in January 2012, and it’s a testament to it’s staying power that it jumped to the front of my mind when compiling this list. The da Capo Brass ensemble is absolutely stellar, and all of these new works for brass quintet need to go into repertoires across the country, and fast. This is definitely a “must have” recording for any brass player interested in chamber music.

LIVE IN GREECE#8 LIVE IN GREECE: From Constantinople to California

Cappella Romana

I have absolutely loved working with this ensemble this year. If you are at all a fan of chant, or Orthodox music, this CD is an absolute must-listen. There have been times this year that this recording has been a bit of an obsession — and that’s a good thing!

DE3410cover#7 New Love Must Rise

Donald George, tenor; Lucy Mauro, piano;


There is probably no other composer in the last couple of years that has held my attention like Margaret Ruthven Lang — and I owe it all to Donald George and Lucy Mauro for their fantastic research and delightful recordings. This recording and Volume One: Love Is Everywhere need to be in every American music enthusiasts collection.

FireEPtwitterbg#6 Playing With Fire EP

Jade Simmons

Superwoman Records

There are some incredibly fun tracks on this EP, but for me, it’s this high on my list because of one reason — Dolphy to the Death. I don’t know what it is about this work, but I could groove to it on repeat all day and never get bored.

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A new season for The New Classical Order

The New Classical Order is back on Everyday Opera for a second season! Make sure to follow along as Rosebrook Classical founder David Weuste and Purdue University’s Dr. Jennifer Hund explore topics of modern music!

The first of the new season features a favorite topic around here — Music and Sports!

Listen on or Subscribe and Download on iTunes!
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