At some point or another, you've probably heard Rosalie Hooper sing. Whether it be in the Outskirts or in the Have-We-Mettes, her voice certainly has been heard around Haverford. Make sure you keep your ears out for her during her last few weeks at the Ford!
Name: Rosalie Hooper
Hometown: Ambler, PA
How are you involved artistically and/or musically at Haverford?
I have been able to perform with a lot of different groups and people while at Haverford. I am a member of the Outskirts a cappella group, and have performed in several of the Musicool productions, including the most recent show, Haverford: The Musical. I also have worked with Howard Brown, a.k.a. Gabriel Stark, on several tracks and am in the midst of collaborating with another Haverford DJ on a new track. I also was a member of the band the Have-We-Mettes. I have definitely been able to work with some incredibly talented and creative people at Haverford.
When did you first start performing?
I first started officially performing when I began taking piano lessons in second grade, but I think I probably gave a lot of unofficial and unwelcome concerts to anyone who would listen long before that.
What has been your favorite performance at Haverford so far?
My favorite performance I have ever seen at Haverford was definitely the Michael Jackson tribute band that played at Haverfest my sophomore year. They were the most engaging, exciting, and fun band I have ever seen here, and were just great all-around performers.
If you could see any band play (dead or alive), who would it be?
That’s tough. I would have to say it is a seven-way tie between Ziggy Stardust era David Bowie, the Dead Kennedys, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Ella Fitzgerald, the Jackson 5 and Beyonce.
Do you have any plans to continue singing/performing in the future?
I definitely would like to continue singing in the future, but I don’t really have any concrete plans. I play bass in two off-campus bands, Queen Diamond, the nation’s only mostly female tribute band to metal legend King Diamond, and a band called Teddi Tarnoff and the Northern Lights, and definitely look forward to continuing to perform with both of these groups in the future.