Charles Rose is a composer, writer and sound engineer born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Portland State University with a degree in Sonic Arts and Music Production in 2019 and is currently pursuing a masters degree in Music from Portland State. His piano trio Contradanza was the 2018 winner of the Chamber Music Northwest’s Young Composers Competition. He has studied composition with Yuan-Chen Li, David Schiff, Bonnie Miksch and Ryan Francis. In addition to composing, he is a sound engineer for chamber music group Fear No Music and is Lead Editor of the Portland State music journal Subito. You can find more of his writing at Oregon ArtsWatch.