In 1998, Martile Rowland founded Opera Theatre of the Rockies, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She has served as its Artistic Director since its creation and as Stage Director for productions of Hansel and Gretel, the Merry Widow, Pagliacci, a Night at the Opera with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic Orchestra, the award-winning production OTR Goes to Court, Puccini Spectacular, and the tenth anniversary production of Carmen for March, 2008, as well as Music Director for several productions including The Ballad of Baby Doe, Gianni Schicchi, La Traviata, Threepenny Opera. Ms. Rowland has been the major force behind OTR's award-winning education and outreach program, OTR Goes to School and works closely with OTR's sister organization, Pikes Peak Opera League.
As a teacher, Martile Rowland has mentored performing artists from around the world and was named 2006 Teacher of the Year by Classical Singer Magazine.
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