MICHAEL ALEC ROSE is a composer of symphonic, chamber, vocal, wind ensemble, and piano music. His music has been performed widely in the U.S., as well as in the U.K., Paris, the Balkans, and Brazil. Rose has received 28 consecutive annual awards in composition from ASCAP (1986 ? 2013). Rose is Associate Professor of Composition at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. With renowned violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved, he co-directs an ongoing International Exchange Program between the Royal Academy of Music and Vanderbilt. Rose’s first book, Audible Signs: Essays from a Musical Ground, was published by Continuum Books in 2010. A compact disc of his music for strings was released in 2013 on the Toccata Classics label. An evening of all three of his song cycles will be presented at the National Opera Center in New York City on January 19, 2015, by tenor Tony Boutté and pianist Margaret Kampmeier.