The Rosewood Ensemble, St. Louis’ premier string ensemble, specializes in music for weddings, receptions, parties and corporate events.

Renowned for its wide and remarkable repertoire, the group delivers versatile music selections and consummate professionalism. We will help you choose the songs and pieces of music that best express the vision you have for your wedding or event. Whether you require sophisticated music for your wedding or memorable popular music for your next gathering, the Rosewood Ensemble will enhance every special event and make it unforgettable to all who attend.  Learn more about The Rosewood Ensemble

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Meet Dee Sparks

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Find out more about The Rosewood Ensemble’s owner and director, Dee Sparks.

Music Lists

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Our musical selections are carefully chosen and are sure to bring a special elegance to any event.

Our Services


We specialize in providing both traditional and contemporary music for weddings, receptions and parties.


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From famous St. Louis venues to small churches, The Rosewood Ensemble has performed in hundreds of places.

Awards & Recognition

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The Knot
“Best of Wedding”
2016, 2015

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St Louis Wedding Award
“Best Live Music Group“
2015, 2014, 2013, 2011

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Wedding Wire
“Couples’ Choice Award“
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

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“Best Entertainment Concept Award”
2013, 2012

Client Reviews

  • “The Rosewood Ensemble has been a joy to work with as part of an awards ceremony during the Saint Louis Art Fair. Over the last 2 years they have provided a professional presentation and were extremely easy to work with. Without hesitation, I would recommend the Rosewood Ensemble to compliment any event or reception… private or business.”

    David Smith, Chairman of the Board, Cultural Festivals (producer of the St. Louis Art Fair)
  • “I cannot begin to tell you how many of our guests came up to us over the course of the evening to say how fabulous it was to walk in the door and hear you playing. The minute they heard you (and your music was the first thing they heard) they knew it was going to be a wonderful evening. You all looked so classically elegant – absolutely gorgeous. We cannot thank you enough for helping to make Liesl’s wedding so special. Saturday night was an unforgettable night for us. It would not have been as special without you!”

    Christy and John, Parents of the Bride Wedding
  • “We received many compliments on the arrangements of music we chose for the wedding. Not only was your music wonderful to listen to, but the way in which you played added a special touch of lightness and warmth to the occasion. It was a pleasure working with you and we thank the Ensemble for making our day such a success.”

    Al and Jill, Bride and Groom
  • “The Rosewood Ensemble was the highlight and tone-setter for our Navy Birthday Ball Celebration. Attendees from around the country noted their versatility and charm—playing everything from sea shanties and ragtime favorites to more classic pieces. Their stage presence and audience rapport was graceful and engaging , but not intrusive to the convivial atmosphere we – with their help – were able to achieve!”

    Commander Russell Ashford, U.S. Transportation Command, Morale & Welfare Chairman
  • “I just wanted to send you a note and let you know we really loved having the Rosewood Ensemble play during our wedding ceremony and reception at the Renaissance Grand Hotel. You were fabulous to work with and the music was fantastic and so beautiful. Derek, my now husband, is actually a musician and he was so impressed with how in tune and on key they were.”

    Jessica, Bride Wedding
  • “We loved your music! Thank you for adding to the happiness of Marguerite and John’s reception at Powell Hall. Your music was lovely and lively and added so much to the joy of the day! Our thanks!”

    Barbara O., Mother of the Bride
  • “Some girls dream about the perfect wedding dress. I , however dreamt about my perfect wedding music and you took my dreams and put them on your music stands. It was an exciting process, hand-picking and “designing” our wedding music-but even more exciting was that I had you all to work with because you cared. You arranged , did research and performed beautifully. Thank you so much for everything! Your presence at our day was a blessing!”

    Leigh and Andrew, Bride and Groom
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