Michael Marcades, Ph.D.
Author, Editor, Choral Music Professional, President and Executive Editor of PENIEL UNLIMITED, LLC
Dr. Michael Marcades completed his PhD in Fine Arts (Choral Conducting) at Texas Tech University in May 1999. His dissertation, Benjamin Britten’s Ad majorem Dei gloriam (AMDG): A Musico-poetic Analysis and Performance Guide for the Choral Conductor, was nominated for the 1999 Julius Herford Prize and is housed on request in the Britten-Pears Library, Aldeburgh, England. Throughout his career, he has served on the School of Music faculties at Texas Tech University, Columbus State University Schwob School of Music and Southern Union State Community College.
Additionally, he has devoted extensive time to in-depth research and publishing about the tragically mysterious life and death of his mother Melba Christine Youngblood Marcades, aka Rose Cherami. Cherami is known to the worldwide President John F. Kennedy assassination community as the woman who knew in advance and tried to warn authorities about the pending assassination plot. Marcades has authored and published two books under the title: ROSE CHERAMI: Gathering Fallen Petals, (Revised Second Edition 2019).
Michael and his wife Kelly reside in Georgetown, Texas.