"I consider myself to be a grass roots composer because my inspiration is derived from nature."
- Rosalind Carlson
Rosalind Carlson has been awarded many honours, viz:
In 1980 she was awarded the Medal of Israel in acknowledgement of the Carlson Chorale Concert Tour to Israel 1979-1980. Also, 10 trees were planted in the Jerusalem Peace Forest in her honour in 1980.
In 1987 she was listed in "Who's Who in Australasia and the Far East" published by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge.
In 1988 "International Leaders in Achievement" - International Biographical Centre, Cambridge.
In 1989 "The International Directory of Distinguished Leadership" - American Biographical Institute for outstanding Service to the Teaching Profession.
In 1990 "Woman of the Year" - American Biographical Institute.
In 1994 she became an "Eminent Fellow" of the American Biographical Institute.
In 2002 "The International Who's Who in Classical Music" - Europa Publications, London.
In January 2003, Rosalind was presented with an Australian Day Merit Award. This was in recognition for "services to the community through her deep desire to stimulate a love of music". This was awarded by the Pennant Hills Rotary Club.
On the 12 April 2006 Rosalind was honoured when the Australian Internatioinal Conservatorium of music conferred a special honour on her by naming their new Performing Arts Centre the ROSALIND CARLSON PERFORMING ART CENTRE.
Rosalind addressed the invited guests, students and staff present at this ceremony, accepting the honour with pleasure. The event took place at the ACIM's Harris Park Campus-Sydney, where Rosalind had given special professional services to this Conservatorium of Music, over a period of years.