William G. Rose is presently Associate Professor of Music in the Department of Music at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA. He teaches the low brass studio, music theory, conducts the brass choir, and serves as Musical Director for music theater productions, as well as holds the position of Coordinator of the Computer Music Lab. He holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Michigan State University; his principal teachers are Leonhard Rose, Dr. Gerald Grose, Donald Haack, Curtis Olson and Philip Sinder. He has served as principal trombone/euphonium with the Milwaukee Civic Orchestra, bass trombonist with Acadiana Symphony and has performed with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Greater Lansing Symphony, and the Detroit Chamber Winds among others. He has performed with many distinguished musicians including Les Elgart, Slide Hampton, and Skitch Henderson. He currently serves as principal trombonist with the Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony, bass trombonist with the Chorale Acadiene and plays lead trombone with the Lake Charles Jazz Band. He is also Music Director at St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church in Lake Charles. As a composer and arranger, his catalog includes works for band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, choir, handbells and brass ensembles. He has held the Henry Alexander Endowed Professorship in Music at McNeese State University, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist.