Rossitza Jekova-Goza, DMA
Harrington Lecturer in Violin
Office: Mary Moody Northen Hall, Room 259
Rossitza Jekova-Goza joined the School of Music faculty in 2010 as first violinist of the Harrington String Quartet. At the same time she was appointed concertmaster of the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra. She holds a doctoral degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and master and bachelor (summa cum laude) degrees in violin performance from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Goza has served on the faculties of the Universities of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and North Texas. Summer teaching appointments include the prestigious Encore School for Strings, Oklahoma Arts Institute, Heber Springs Chamber Music Festival, and Schlern International Music Festival in Italy.
Currently, Dr. Goza also serves as concertmaster of the Tulsa Symphony, a position she enjoys since 2006. Previous concertmaster appointments include the Baton Rouge Symphony and the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland).
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Goza teaches applied violin, chamber music and symphonic literature. She is the coordinator of the faculty chamber series, Chamber Buffs.
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Goza performs regularly a varied repertoire with the Harrington String Quartet, and leads the Amarillo and Tulsa Symphony Orchestras. In addition, she appears as concerto soloist and in recital.
In the fall of 2012 she will co-lead the second violin section of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London in ten consecutive programs.
A native of Bulgaria, Dr. Goza is an avid reader of the great literary works in Bulgarian and English. She also enjoys running, yoga and meditation, and recently has rekindled her interest in becoming fluent in Russian.