Sheldon Rose is widely known as a pianist, composer/arranger, and educator working with a multitude of young performers in community choirs, schools, musical theatre and summer music camps. His extensive choral experience with children's choirs includes seven seasons as accompanist for the Oakville Children's Choir and, most recently, a position accompanying the High Park Choirs of Toronto, the children's choir in residence at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto.
His fine compositions for children's choir reflect his firm belief that there are few expressions of humanity more joyful than the voices of children singing. “Children's voices in song have the power to change the world — they deserve rich and interesting music to sing.”
Sheldon Rose trained at St. Michael's Choir School before continuing on to the University of Toronto. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition, and later added supplementary studies at the Gaelic College in Cape Breton and The Julliard School in New York. He is a veteran of many recordings and international tours, including the Choir Olympics, an ACDA National Convention, and Festival 500 — Sharing the Voices.
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