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Francois Rose, Ph.D.

Professor of Music Composition and Theory


Phone: 209.946.2463
Website: Gagaku Project
Website: Canadian Music Centre


B.M., M.M., McGill University

Ph.D., University of California-San Diego

Francois Rose has been a faculty member at the University of the Pacific since 1997.  He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from McGill University, and his Ph.D. with a concentration in composition from the University of California-San Diego. He also studied with Tristan Murail, at the Institut de Recherche Coordination Acoustique et Musique (IRCAM), and with Gerard Grisey at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris.

Dr. Rose's music has been performed in cities throughout Europe, Australia, North and South America. He was an award winner in the SDE/PRO Canada Composers Competition (Canada, in 1986, 1987, and 1988), in the "Kazimierz Serocki" International Composers Competition (Poland, in 1990), and in the Edvard Grieg Composers' Competition (Norway, in 2001). Besides his compositional activities, he is continuing his work on the development of a computerized orchestration aid. He is also the co-author of the Gagaku Project, a website devoted to the orchestration technique in Japanese music.

In the Conservatory, Dr. Rose teaches in all areas of music theory, orchestration, and composition. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the Canadian League of Composers, and is an associate composer to the Canadian Music Centre. His compositions including scores and recordings are available at the Canadian Music Centre.


Entre ciel et terre (Piano trio and shô)
From a distant mountain, a ray (Concerto for saxophone quartet)
L'identite voilee (Trio clarinet, violin, and piano)
Le souvenir de l'oubli (Duo piano and violin)
Le Vent Bleu (Saxophone quartet)
Points d'emergence (Percussion solo)
Temps scintillé (Chamber orchestra)


VIDEO:  World premiere of Dr. Francois Rose's work "Rosée du matin, flocons du soir, for violin and cimbalom" at the Miller Theatre in New York on February 12, 2013.   Performed by the contemporary music ensemble Either/Or (percussionist David Shively and violinist Jennifer Choi). 

FACULTY: Francois Rose from Pacific Marketing on Vimeo.