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Michael Rose’s compositions have been performed by eighth blackbird, Richmond County Orchestra, Momenta String Quartet, Brooklyn Conservatory Classical Choir, Sounds New, Inoue Chamber Ensemble, cellist Juho Laitinen, bass clarinetist Andrew D’Angelo, pianist Beth Levin, soprano Julieanne Klein, and mezzo Emily Howard, among others, and his arranging can be heard on Angelique Kidjo's new album "You Can Count on Me." His opera “Ugetsu” is currently in development at American Opera Projects, which will present the first scenes April 16, 2010 at Galapagos in Brooklyn. Other upcoming premieres include a chamber orchestra work for the CUNY-based Contemporary Music Ensemble. Michael has received numerous awards, including a Fulbright grant in 2006-07 to study music and theater at the Kerala Kalamandalam in India, and residencies at Djerassi and Centrum artist colonies.  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 College and Conservatory, with further study at the Juilliard School and with Seymour Bernstein, Peter Susser, and John Eaton. Michael has taught piano, composition, theory, and music history at the Brooklyn Conservatory since 1995 and is founder and organizer of the conservatory's New Music Collective concert season, now in its 7th season. further study at the Juilliard School and with Seymour Bernstein, Peter Susser, and John Eaton. Michael has taught piano, composition, and theory at the Brooklyn Conservatory since 1995 and is founder and organizer of the conservatory's New Music Collective concert season, now in its 5th season.