Recent Guitar Work, 2017-Present

- Ensemble leader and coach at the Northwestern Summer Guitar Workshop. (2018)
- Rejoined the Chicago Classical Guitar Society and will become a board member at the beginning of the next year. (2018)
- Rejoined faculty at Fox River Music Academy. (2018)
- Joined faculty at The People's School of Music, Student Leadership and Mentorship program (SLAM). (2017)
- Designed and taught the guitar section of Secondary General Music, ME352 at Roosevelt University. (2017)
- Established private lessons from his home studio in Rogers Park, and began teaching lessons throughout the Chicagoland area. (2017)
- Rossman continues to play private events throughout the Chicagoland area.

Bosnia and Herzogovina & Chicago, 2015-2017

From 2015-2016, Rossman was faculty at International Burch University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzogovina. Rossman taught courses at the university in the winter/spring semester.
From 2015-2017, Rossman taught guitar at Roosevelt University during the fall semester. Rossman instructed group beginning guitar courses, music education courses, and private lessons. His students have performed in plays/musicals, successfully entered master's programs, and gone on to teach at public and private schools throughout the country.

2014 - Dr. Palfrey's Upcoming US Hiatus


On Saturday, December 13, 2014 Rossman completed his final DMA recital at Northwestern University. His program included works by Mauro Giuliani, JS Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Pierre Petit. The wonderfully tallented Jordan Mandela Knudson performed alongside Rossman in Pierre Petit's "Tocatta."

On Tuesday December 19, 2014 Rossman was awarded a DMA from Northwestern University. Information and recordings pretaining to his recitals can be found on the "listen" section of this website. His (somewhat controversial) dissertation is entitled "An investigation into the history of the chaconne and sarabande: race, exoticism, class, and dance in sixteenth through eighteenth-century Europe." The final document has been published through Northwestern University, is available at the university library, and will soon be available on ProQuest.


Beginning in 2015, Rossman will be moving to Sarajevo, BiH to continue to persue his career as a guitarist and to reunite with his wife Megan Robbins, principal oboist of the Sarajevo Philharmonic. Rossman will be turning over his duties at Roosevelt University and Fox River Music Academy to his esteemed colleague, Jordan Mandela Knudson.