About Rose Martin
Rose Martin is percussionist, teacher, and composer. Her work is found at the intersection of voice and percussion, seen in her compositions ‘Lace’ (2018) for marimba, wood, and speaking voice and ‘Two Scenes’ (2019) for flute and speaking voice. Her newest piece, ‘Bury Me In The Sky’ (2019), was premiered by Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Cleveland Symphony members, for flute, violin, bassoon, and percussion.
Rose began studying with Stuart Saunders Smith in 2016 after performing Smith’s percussion opera ‘…And Points North’ (1987-1990) and she often gives performance lectures on Smith’s percussion theatre music. In 2018, Rose world-premiered ‘TRACKS’ (2017) for multiple-percussion by Christian Wolff and ‘Clay Singing’ (2005/2016-17) for percussion and speaking voice by Stuart Saunders Smith.
Rose holds an M.M. from UMass Amherst and a B.M. from the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music. Her teachers include John Kinzie, Dr. Sarah Morelli, Ayano Kataoka, and Stuart Saunders Smith.