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Rosalyn Story, Violin

Rosalyn Story, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, has been playing the violin since the age of 10. She studied at the University of Missouri's Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. After performing for a number of years with the Kansas City and Tulsa philharmonics, she joined the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in 1987.

In addition to her musical career, Rosalyn is a freelance journalist and fiction writer. Her first book And So I Sing: African American Divas of Opera and Concert (Warner Books, 1990), inspired the nationally broadcast PBS documentary Aida's Brothers and Sisters, about the history of African-Americans in opera. Her second book, a work of fiction titled More Than You Know (Agate Publishing, 2004), pays homage to the African-American family and the jazz world.

Since 2000, Rosalyn has been a member of the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra of Detroit, which performs annually for the International Sphinx Competition, devoted to increasing the participation of young African American and Latino string players in professional classical music. In her spare time, Rosalyn enjoys reading, writing and playing tennis.