Vincent K. Rosse is the Director of Bands at Stephenson Middle School, Stone Mountain Ga. He also served as Director of Bands at Stone Mountain Middle School, Stone Mountain, Ga. and was the Instrumental Band Lead Teacher for Clayton County Schools in Jonesboro, Ga. An honors graduate of Hardaway High School in Columbus, Georgia, Mr. Rosse received his B.A. in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi and his M.A. in Music Education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, and the Educational Leadership Certification from the State University of West Georgia. His professional teaching career began in Columbia , Mississippi at Jefferson Middle and Columbia High Schools . Mr. Rosse also taught at Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia, Albany High School in Albany, Georgia, North Clayton High School in College Park, Georgia , Morris Brown College in Atlanta, and LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia.
Mr. Rosse is extensively sought after as an adjudicator and conductor in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and California . Bands under his have performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, The All-American Music Festival in Orlando, Florida and Performing Arts Abroad in Mexico City, Mexico. As a performer, Mr. Rosse has performed twice at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic with Hardaway High School and the Tara Winds Community Band. He has also performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as principal percussionist, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra, and the Meridian Symphony. He has also served as the percussion instructor at the Southeastern Music Center at Columbus State University; Guest Conductor and Percussion Instructor at the Encore Music Camp at Georgia College; and Assistant Director for the Atlanta Olympic Band. In addition, he serves as a motivational speaker at schools and churches across the country.
His awards and accolades include: Who’s Who in Music in 1980, Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities in 1983; Outstanding Young Man of America Award in 1985 and again in 1987; Outstanding Leadership Award in 1989 from Spencer High School; the Golden Apple Teacher Award in 1996; Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 1999 and 2000; and Teacher Of The Month in 2003 from Mundy’s Mill High School. He is formerly a member of the Board of Directors for Arts Clayton Incorporated; and a member of the Board of Directors for Troy University – Southeastern United States Honor Band. Mr. Rosse is a 2004 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor and in 2006 was inducted into the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Music Educator’s Association where he served as Multi-Cultural Awareness Chairman, All State Organizing Chair and Chairman of the Music Selection Committee.
His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Mu Alpha, 100 Black Men of America , and the National Band Association. Mr. Rosse is a Deacon and the Minister of Music at the Franchise Missionary Baptist Church in Phoenix City, Alabama .