Cayla Rosché

Voice Faculty

Cayla Rosché received a DMA from UW-Madison in Voice Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. Her doctoral project was an examination of music from Iceland by composer Jón Leifs. To continue her research, she was awarded the Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship which allowed her to learn the Icelandic language and publish a handbook for Icelandic lyric diction. She was also awarded a grant from The American-Scandinavian Foundation to guest lecture, teach, and research in Reykjavík, Iceland. In May of 2021 Dr. Rosché presented lectures on Icelandic Art Song and Lyric Diction at the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Studies conference and the Sam Houston Art Song Festival.  In addition to her research Cayla is an active voice teacher, Icelandic diction coach, lecturer, and performer in the Madison area.

In addition to performing Icelandic Art Song and recitals, Dr. Rosché’s performance history includes Operatic and Oratorio roles such as Anne Sexton in Transformations, Lady Billows in Albert Herring, Soprano soloist in The War Requiem, Soprano soloist in The Messiah, and Soprano and Alto soloist in The Beethoven Mass and C. Concert appearances include Frühling and Beim Schlafenehen from Vier letzte Leider by Strauss with the UW-Madison Orchestra after winning the annual Concerto Competition. As a recording artist she appears as Anne Sexton on the recorded premier of Transformations by Conrad Sousa.