More of Michael’s music: https://soundcloud.com/michaelrosecomposer
Home page for “The West Begins at 5th Avenue” – short film with Michael’s soundtrack: https://thewestbeginsatfifthavenue.com/
Angelique Kidjo’s “Aisha,” a song based on Bach and arranged by Michael and Jean Hebrail: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HSX547ABY8
Recordings by the OMNI Ensemble, with Michael as pianist on most tracks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHsoM7CqyQDHYlVCkVb4jLg
Brooklyn New Music Collective – https://www.facebook.com/brooklynnewmusic
Michael Rose’s compositions have been performed by eighth blackbird, JACK Quartet, Manchester Opera Projects, Richmond County Orchestra, Momenta String Quartet, American Opera Projects, Brooklyn Art Song Society, ICE, and many others, in India and across Europe and the US. In addition to western classical music, he has written for film, stage, jazz ensemble, and Gagaku ensemble. His arranging credits include work with Angelique Kidjo. Grants include a Fulbright to Kerala, India, studying Kathakali dance-music-theater and south Indian percussion, with further awards from AMC, NFAA/Astral, SF Song Festival, and MTC. As a member of the South Oxford Six composers collective, he spent three summers teaching and touring in Serbia as well as putting on concerts and master classes in NYC and Maine (www.southoxfordsix.org). Residencies include Yaddo, Djerassi, Centrum, and VCCA. Upcoming works include a piece for pansori singer and Korean instruments, a large-scale work for clarinettist Chris Bush, and the second/final installment of the Rilke Songbook.
Also a pianist, Michael has performed in solo recitals, with chamber groups, and as a vocal accompanist at many of the NYC area’s major halls, including Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Steinway Hall, Trinity Church, Queens College, Bard College, Bargemusic, Merkin Hall, and many others, with additional performances throughout New England and in India. He was a pianist with the Harlem Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera Company, Brooklyn Art Song Society, the OMNI Ensemble, the jazz group NYAXE, and Brazilian singer-songwriter Suely Mesquita, as well as at auditions for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Paul Simon. For two years he was accompanist for the clarinet and double-reed studios at NYU Steinhardt.
Michael earned his BM and BA at Oberlin, continuing his study at Juilliard and with Seymour Bernstein, Peter Susser and John Eaton. He is currently in the PhD program at NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He teaches at Bronx Community College (CUNY) and Brooklyn Conservatory of Music. He runs the Brooklyn New Music Collective, now in its 14th year presenting concerts of work almost entirely by living composers. The series has presented dozens of premieres, several commissions, and performances from So Percussion, Isabel Leonard, David del Tredici and hundreds of others.