Paul Rosebloom, Artistic Director, piano

In addition to being Musical Dolce's Artistic Director, Paul Rosenbloom is an accomplished pianist and composer. He began piano studies at the age of ten with Joseph U. Boudreau. He graduated magna cum laude in music composition from Harvard in 1974, and received his Masters and Doctorate in composition from Cornell in 1979. He has taught theory, piano and composition at Cornell and the New England Conservatory, and computer science at the URI. He was principal pianist of the Filarmonica de Caracas (Venezuela), as well as head of the piano department at the Caracas Conservatory. He was principal pianist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic for over a quarter century, has conducted the Young Peoples Symphony, the URI and Ariosti chamber orchestras, and has been the composer-in-residence of Musica Dolce since its inception. Dr. Rosenbloom has recently retired from EVAS, a Westerly firm specializing in adaptive computer technology for the blind and visually handicapped and is looking forward to more time for composing, arranging , and performing.

Susan Curran Culpo, viola

Susan Curran Culpo is the Assistant Principal Violist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also a member of the Proteus String Quartet. Susan is a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Freelancing over 25 years, she has played many concerts with the Boston Pops and Boston Symphony Orchestras. Susan is married to Peter Culpo and the mother of Peter, Aurora, Olivia, Gus, and Sophia Culpo.

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John Sumerlin, violin

Violinist John Sumerlin has performed as soloist in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe and was first violinist in the Harrington String Quartet, and was in the Dallas, Cincinnati, American, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra. He was concertmaster and soloist with the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. Since 1989, East Greenwich resident Sumerlin has taught violin, viola, and chamber music at Rhode Island College, where he is concertmaster of the RIC Symphony and conductor of the RIC Chamber Orchestra.


Theodore Mook, cello