I am a first soprano vocalist, trained by Douglas Susu-Mago, trainer to vocalists in the Chicago Lyric Opera.
I started Wedding Song Trio in 1983 with my father, Patrick Ferreri, and a flautist named Arthur Lauer, who has since passed away from cancer. My father’s site tell his story from winning a guitar competition at the age 14 to being revered in the Chicagoland for his ability to compose on the spot and sight read the most complex of compositions without a single error. Here is our rendition of “Come to Me/Jesus is Calling” and the website I designed for my father: www.patrickferreri.com
I have been in the wedding industry as a musician, as a director of a wedding chapel and event center, as the Director of Marketing for two wedding publications, and as a couture seamstress with my own line called Rose Ferreri Couture.
I also love to sew and I was taught from an early age by my mother on a Singer treadle machine, making a majority of my own clothes by high school. I have a long waist and long legs, so it was easier to make items to fit, going to Joann Fabrics and buying a bolt that would make a dress, a skirt or several blouses. My mother was a seamstress and my grandmother before her as well; I guess you could say it is my blood to take a bolt of a fabric and imagine a hundred uses for it.
This is why I say when I write PR or design a website, I bring a wealth of background in lyrics and musicality to the process. I want every project to be a thing of beauty, not just a check-marked box of something completed on time. Artistry is what makes life interesting.