Get to know Rose
Percussionist Rose Martin is a budding performer, teacher and composer. She intersects voice, movement, and percussion to predicate her performance, compositional, and teaching style.
Her musical studies began with private piano lessons at age 6, followed by dabbling’s in flute and tuba, leading to percussion. Rose has taught private and group lessons to students between 5-to 60 years old, all with diverse levels of experience. In spring of 2018, Rose was an Artist-In-Residence at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick, MA, a private school dedicated to students with learning disabilities. She believes students deserve a well-rounded, fun, and unique experience when learning or continuing their craft. Rose is delighted to teach piano, drum set, and percussion!
Rose is a solo and chamber performer of 20th century and contemporary music. In 2018 she premiered percussion-theatre solo, Clay Singing by Stuart Saunders Smith and multi-instrument solo TRACKS by Christian Wolff. While living in Massachusetts, Rose shared the stage with many, including Ng Tian, Hui, Ayano Kataoka, Sō Percussion, Prana Rising, and Amy Garapic (Tigue), and recorded works by Swiss composer Frank Martin with University of Massachusetts faculty members.
Rose holds a Masters of Music from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music Her major teachers include John Kinzie, Dr. Sarah Morelli, master drummer Johnson Kemeh, master xylophonist (gyil) Aaron Bebe Sukura, Ayano Kataoka, and currently, composer Stuart Saunders Smith.