Marvin Rosen earned master’s degrees in musicology from the Manhattan School of Music and Teachers’ College, Columbia University; and his doctorate in Music Education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University. He has given many recitals and lecture/recitals as well as radio performances.
He has recorded two CD’s of Alan Hovhaness piano music for Koch International Classics. The Washington Post described “Fred the Cat” as “delectable.” About “Vision of a Starry Night,” the British magazine, Tempo stated, “Rosen’s commitment to, and enthusiasm for, this very exceptional music cannot for a moment be doubted.”
Dr. Rosen is the author of liner notes for a number of recordings featuring American music on the Koch International Classics label and has also written for Albany Records and the MMC label. He has also presented lectures at the College Music Society’s Northeast Chapter meetings.
Since 1997, he has been host of the weekly radio program, “Classical Discoveries” on WPRB (103.3 FM). The program won the prestigious ASCAP Deems Taylor Radio Broadcast Award in 2005. In addition he hosts “Classical Discoveries Goes Avant-Garde.”
In 2011, Dr. Rosen was elected to the media council of New Music USA.
He is a full-time member of the piano faculty at Westminster Conservatory of Music, and teaches music history for the Young Artist Program and musical styles for the Piano Pedagogy Certification Program.
For more information, visit www.classicaldiscoveries.org.