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Marvin Rosen

Marvin Rosen

Marvin Rosen earned his B.A. in music and music education from TCNJ, M.M. in musicology from the Manhattan School of Music, and Ed.M. and Ed.D. in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a full time member of the piano faculty at Westminster Conservatory, and, in addition, teaches music history (Honors Music Program) and taught musical styles (Piano Pedagogy Certification Program until 2017). Passionate supporter of new music and women composers, he has presented many lectures and recitals and has recorded 2 CD's of piano music of Alan Hovhaness and a CD of Contemporary Music for Piano 4 Hands (with composer Jennifer Castellano). He is the author of the liner notes for a number of recordings featuring American music and In 2013 received the "Distinguished Musician Alumni Award" from TCNJ.

From 1997, he has been host and producer of the ASCAP winning weekly radio program “Classical Discoveries” on WPRB (103.3 FM). Marvin strives to present music that is mostly neglected by other radio stations with the focus on recently composed works.

Even though the program emphasizes the works of living composers, one can also find many lesser known works from earlier eras as well, especially the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods, with occasional all early music specials titled “Treasures of Early Music.”

Over the years Marvin and Classical Discoveries has presented complete symphonies, oratorios, operas & other major works, world & American premiere broadcasts, live interviews, private non-commercial recordings of works by composers from all over the world, music before 1750 and Avant-Garde & electronic music not well known to the general public.

He has presented fourteen 24-26 hour live and hosted radio Marathons devoted to the music of the 21st Century (last two devoted to equal representation of men and women composers) as well as a 24 hour Alan Hovhaness Centennial marathon.

He has presented many special programs devoted to women composers and from 2004 the annual March series “In Praise of Woman” as well as many other annual programs and specials devoted to music of specific countries or regions and theme oriented specials.

Classical Discoveries audio files are available for 2 weeks at: http://www.classicaldiscoveries.org

Marvin Rosen

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