Mr. Vincent K. Rosse is the Director of Bands at Stephenson Middle School located in Stone Mountain, Georgia. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Rosse is one of the most sought after adjudicator/ conductors in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and California. 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 received his Educational Leadership Certification from the State University of West Georgia and has most recently completed the Education Specialist Degree from Walden University.
His professional teaching career began in Columbia, Mississippi at Jefferson Middle and Columbia High Schools(Miss.). Mr. Rosse has also taught at Stone Mountain Middle School, Mundy’s Mill High School, Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia, Albany High School in Albany, Georgia, North Clayton High School in College Park, Georgia and LaGrange High School in LaGrange, Georgia.
Mr. Rosse has also served as a guest professor at Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia and was the Instrumental Band Lead Teacher for Clayton County Schools in Jonesboro Georgia.
Bands under his leadership have gone on to perform 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 had the honor of being 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.
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 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, Teacher of The Month in 2003 from Mundy's Mill High School and Teacher of the Year from Stone Mountain Middle School in 2011 and most recently chosen as the 2021 Teacher of the Year at Stephenson Middle School Mr. Rosse is a 2004 recipient of the John Philip Sousa Legion of Honor.
In 2006 Mr. Rosse was inducted into the National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame. Mr. Rosse is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Music Educators Association where he served as Multi-Cultural Awareness Chairman, All State Organizing Chair and Chairman of the Music Selection Committee. His is also a former member of the Board of Directors for Arts Clayton Incorporated; and currently a member of the Board of Directors for Troy University - Southeastern United States Honor Band.
His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu Bandmasters, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Mu Alpha. In addition, he serves as a motivational speaker at schools and churches across the country. He is happily married to Sonja and we enjoy traveling.