Clarinetist Tom Rose received a B.A. from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Performance from Mills College. His principal teachers were Earl Smith, Leon Russianoff, and Rosario Mazzeo. He taught music in the Oakland and Berkeley Public Schools from 1973-1980. As a professional musician he has been a member of several symphony orchestras, and a freelance musician in the bay area for over 35 years. He has held the position of Principal Clarinetist with Music in the Mountains Festival, Grass Valley, since its founding, in 1982. He has performed the Copland and Mozart clarinet concertos numerous times with the orchestra, along with other solo works. He worked at San Francisco Ballet from 1988 through June 2010, serving as Orchestra Personnel Manager. In 2004 he released a CD of music for clarinet and piano with pianist Miles Graber. The second CD in this series is due for release in 2013. Mr. Rose is an adjunct clarinet teacher at Holy Names University.