December Luna Music is a musical project created by Jessica Rose Dearing (formerly Price): violist and composer/arranger. Rose has 20 years of musical experience and exposure, starting with viola lessons from Professor Paul Windt of Muhlenburgh College in Pennsylvania. She received private vocal instruction from Lunda Cornelius, for five years, and was also involved with Pennsylvania Youth Theater in dance and theater. She graduated from the Lehigh Valley Performing Arts High School in Pennsylvania and was a violist for the Young People's Philharmonic & Moravian College Orchestra; she then went on to be the second chair violist for the Richmond Philharmonic in Virginia.
In the beginning of 2011, Rose was the violist and assistant recording producer of Gypsy Cat Project, a guitar/viola duo who performed in Tucson and Las Vegas. By June she started her solo music career, began composing, and tutoring viola students. Rose performed at many nightlife hot spots in Tucson, including People's Imports, La Cocina, The Hut, Tucson Botanical Gardens, and at the Fox Theater with the Tucson Civic Orchestra. She also was a special guest on The Duke and Cat Show- Access Tucson, and The Breakfast Club hosted by BSceneLive. Her unforgettable viola playing & vocals have been heard alongside several other bands, including Dr. Meatpie, Cinder Bridge, Top Dead Center, Heaven's Gators, Modern Feedback, and One Heartbeat. Currently, Last.FM, CauldronFM in the UK, and No Label AZ Radio, circulate air time for Rose's original songs. The Hermetic Library featured December Luna Music's original songs, "The Golden Rule" and "Tourniquet," on the Magick, Music and Ritual Anthology albums. Rose recently performed with the acoustic band, THE PRICE IS RICE at venues all around the Lehigh Valley, Pocono's and Reading areas, including the Sherman Theater, Sarah Street Grill, Revolutions, and The Gin Mill, to name a few. Rose was nominated for "outstanding string instrumentalist" for the Lehigh Valley Music Awards for years 2014-2016. Rose was also featured on "The Road Home," the solo album of Lehigh Valley composer and musician, Daimon Price. In January of 2017, Rose moved to northern Florida, and performed with the Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville. She released her 17-song, full length album, "Children of the Mystics" in March 2017, and began streaming her music on Spotify, Deezer, Itunes, Youtube, and IHeartRadio.
A new chapter in her life, Rose married and returned home to Pennsylvania in the beginning of 2018. Currently, she is working on several projects, including recording and videotaping classical viola music. Collaborations long distance with Arianna Persephone Sykes has resulted in beautiful experimental music, which can be heard on the Found Objects of Desire Album: "no gap deep enough." Two JS Bach videos surfaced in September, and Rose's viola trio arrangement of the Imagine Dragons song, "Demons" was released October 11th, in honor of the Halloween season.
Rose believes in the production and art of creating music, for art's sake. Videos, recordings, and communication with the All will continue via this homepage and the December Luna Music Facebook Page.