Dr. Douglas R. Rose
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Dr. Douglas R. Rose

Professor of Music
Choral Music Education

Rose HeadshotDr. Rose received undergraduate degrees in music (voice) and music education from Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Rose holds master’s degrees in choral conducting and religion (magna cum laude) from Yale University, where he studied conducting with Marguerite Brooks.  In 1992, he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with Timothy Mount at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.  Dr. Rose has previously taught at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, and at Albion College in Michigan.

As a professional singer, Dr. Rose has been a member of the Elmer Iseler Singers, the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir, and the Robert Shaw Festival Singers.  He has also performed under (or participated in master classes with) distinguished conductors such as, Sir David Willcocks, Helmuth Rilling, Sir Andrew Davis, Ward Swingle, Wayne Riddell, Jon Washburn, Robert Cooper, and Lydia Adams.  He has received numerous scholarships, awards and distinctions including a grant for advanced conducting studies awarded by the Canada Council, and a “Teacher of the Year” award by Albion College. 

Dr. Rose has been active throughout the Midwest as an adjudicator and a clinician. He has also been contracted for clinics and conducting engagements in Canada by choral federations in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Ontario; and in England, where he has conducted programs featuring the Choir and Orchestra of the University of Portsmouth. During the summer months, Dr. Rose also serves on the conducting faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan.

Email: rosed@apsu.edu
Phone: (931) 221-7808
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 135