Michael Rose

Composition, Piano, Music History

Michael Rose’s compositions have been performed by eighth blackbird, Richmond County Orchestra, Brooklyn Conservatory Classical Choir, Momenta String Quartet, Season String Quartet, Sounds New, Inoue Chamber Ensemble, OMNI Ensemble, soprano Julieanne Klein, cellist Juho Laitinen, percussionist Nathan Davis, and pianist Beth Levin, among many others. Upcoming premieres include two songs for mezzo and chamber orchestra for the CUNY Contemporary Music Ensemble and an opera based on the classic Japanese film “Ugetsu” which is currently under development with American Opera Projects. Michael has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright in 2006-07 to study music and theater at the Kerala Kalamandalam in India, and residency offers from Djerassi, Centrum, and Yaddo. With fellow members of the composers’ group South Oxford Six he presents concerts in New York and Serbia and is an instructor at the week-long “Summer in Sombor” composition workshops held in Sombor, Serbia.

Also a pianist, he has performed as accompanist at Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Trinity Church, Queens College, Bard College, at auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Simon, and with the Harlem Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera Company, OMNI Ensemble, and the jazz group NYAXE.

He received his B.A. and B.M. from Oberlin, with further study at Juilliard and with Seymour Bernstein, Peter Susser, and John Eaton. Michael has taught piano, composition, music history and theory at the Brooklyn Conservatory since 1995 and is founder and organizer of the conservatory’s New Music Collective concert series, now in its seventh season