Michael Rose Studied at The Royal Academy of Music with violin and piano as his instrumental studies. Following some years as a schoolmaster, he became a Music Advisor, firstly with Middlesex County Council, then for two London boroughs.
There followed four years as Assistant-in-Charge of the BBC Training Orchestra in Bristol during which time he trained and conducted the orchestra regularly and broadcast frequently - twice in the 1970 Proms.
In 1972 he moved to Bedfordshire as County Music Inspector until he took early retirement in 1990 in order to devote more time to freelance conducting, composing and examining.
He has continued as Conductor of the County Youth Orchestra, which has toured in Italy, France, Spain, Russia, Hungary, Cyprus and the Czech Republic. In 1990 Michael Rose was awarded the OBE for his services to music.