Melissa Rose

Melissa K. Rose

Dean; Professor of Piano; Mark Wait Dean's Chair

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1113B Blair


B.M. (West Chester)
M.M. (Yale)
D.M.A. (Michigan)

Pianist Melissa Rose has collaborated with instrumentalists and singers in concerts throughout the United States and at venues in Argentina, Malta, Santorini, and Russia. She has recorded and edited arrangements for viola/piano of the Tonadillas by Granados (ViolaSound), one of which was included in the 2017 Grammy-nominated music film, The Music of Strangers.

In addition to chamber music recordings on the Naxos, Centaur, Blue Griffin, Delos, Good Child Music, and Navona Records labels, Rose has participated in numerous premieres and residencies with leading American composers, and is a member of ALIAS Chamber Ensemble in Nashville. She has also performed for twenty-five years with the Summerfest Chamber Music Series in Kansas City.

Rose was named dean of the Blair School of Music in January 2024. She previously served as a senior associate dean of academic affairs and professor of piano. Rose received the M.M. in piano performance from the Yale School of Music and the D.M.A. in collaborative piano from the University of Michigan.