JOHN ROSE, a native of the Twin Cities, is delighted to serve on the faculty of St. Joseph's School of Music. A proud alumnus of the school, John studied both violin and piano at SJSM, while also participating in Minnesota Youth Symphonies for 11 years. John is a founding member of the Catena String Quartet, an active string quartet performing locally in the Twin Cities. He has been a section violist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra since 2016 and Principal Viola with the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra since 2021. In addition to chamber and orchestral playing, John also enjoys solo performing and giving recitals around the Twin Cities as well performing in the Metro as a freelance musician.
John holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Concordia College in Moorhead, where he also continued his piano studies. He studied with Dr. Sonja Bosca Harasim and acted as Concertmaster of the University Orchestra performing in the Emmy Award winning Christmas Concert. He went on to complete his Master's Degree in Viola Performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas under the tutelage of Kate Hamilton. While at the University of Nevada, John had the opportunity to participate in classes with world class musicians, was invited to perform with the Milan Conservatory Orchestra, and held a Graduate Assistantship in Music Theory.