Chris Rozé’s music has been performed by the Atlantic String Quartet, Earplay, the Boston Chamber Music Society, Music Mobile, NuClassix, the Wellesley Music Conference, Christopher Kane Guitar Duo, the USC Contemporary Music Ensemble, and other new music groups. His clarinet quintet, Crisscross, won the 1989 New England League-ISCM Composition Contest; his duo for marimba and saxophone, Jitterbug/Ballad, won second prize in the 2001 Percussive Arts Society Composition Contest and is published by HoneyRock. He has received grants from Meet the Composer and is a three-time recipient of the NEH Summer Seminar Stipend for studies with Leonard Stein at the Schoenberg Institute, Allen Forte at Yale, and Lewis Lockwood at Harvard. He holds degrees in composition from USC (DMA, studies with Stephen Hartke), The Juilliard School (MM, studies with Vincent Persichetti), and Manhattan School of Music (BM, studies with Charles Wuorinen and Ursula Mamlok). From 1979 to 1992, he was the Chair of the Composition Department at Boston Conservatory where he conducted the Contemporary Music Group. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Theory and Composition at the USC Thornton School of Music.
Chris also works as a composer/arranger of music for film trailers and TV commercials.
He teaches composition and orchestration at his home in Santa Monica.