Cameron Rose - Balderas

Cameron Rose

Title: Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music
Department: Music
Building: FAC 1213 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Phone: 903.566.7304


  • Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting, The University of Utah
  • Advanced Studies Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television, University of Southern California
  • Master of Arts in Composition, Graduate Fellow, University of Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Music in Composition, Cum Laude, Trustees Scholar, Brigham Young University


CAMERON ROSE currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he conducts the Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale. Both ensembles perform a vibrant and challenging repertoire from sacred Renaissance works, to orchestral/choral masterworks, to contemporary vocal jazz. Since arriving in Tyler in 2008, he has grown a small, emerging choral music program into one that regularly draws full houses from across the region. The university choirs have been featured at College Music Society regional conferences, have shared the stage with the Swingle Singers, the Philippine Madrigal Singers, Vocalosity, and the East Texas Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 they released the university’s first CD album, "I Carry Your Heart With Me."

In 2022 Dr. Rose was awarded the Jack and Dorothy Fay White Fellowship for Teaching Excellence Award, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award from UT Tyler.

Outside of the university, Dr. Rose is Music Director of CANTORI - Choral Artists of East Texas, an auditioned regional ensemble of 40 singers. He also currently serves as the Chancel Choir Director at First Christian Church in Tyler, Music Director-Organist at St. Francis Episcopal Church in Tyler, and is a frequent organizer/conductor of the East Texas Symphony Chorus.

Previously he served as founder and Music Director of the Utah Master Chorale, Assistant Director and Accompanist of the University of Utah Singers and A Cappella Choir, and Assistant Orchestra Conductor and Chorus Master of the American West Symphony and Chorus. He also served in professional arts administration as Executive Office Special Projects Manager with the Los Angeles Philharmonic / Hollywood Bowl.

As a composer, Dr. Rose's works have been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists, including the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, and Leticia Oaks Strong, Los Angeles Philharmonic violist. His music has also served as scores for award-winning media projects and the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics. He is an accomplished pianist, including performance as the youngest of 84 "Rhapsody in Blue" pianists as part of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. 

His musical experiences span classical orchestral to jazz piano, from media scoring to gospel, and from the electronic studio to the sacred choral tradition. His teachers have included: Brady Allred (conducting), Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus, Judith Lang Zaimont, and Merrill Bradshaw (composition), Mack Wilberg (choral performance), and Irene Peery and Susan Duehlmeier (piano). He was a Trustees Scholar at Brigham Young University, a Graduate Fellow at the University of Minnesota, and as doctoral student received the University of Utah Graduate Teaching Award two consecutive years, selected from across all university disciplines.