Clarinetist Joseph Rosen graduated from the Crane School of Music, Potsdam, NY in 1962. He worked towards his masters degree in performance at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. while teaching instrumental music in the Fairfax County Virginia public schools from 1962 – 1965. He was principal clarinetist in the Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, VA orchestras during the same period. For the next 35 years he was in the retail music business on Long Island, NY and resumed playing the clarinet in 1993. He was a director of the Ferrari Club of America for 13 years and raced in the US, Canada, Mexico and Italy. Mr. Rosen now resides and freelances in New York City. He participates each summer in chamber music festivals in the US, Canada, Europe and Korea. His principal teachers have been Harold Wright in Washington and David Weber and Ricardo Morales in New York.