Arthur Gottschalk attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition, a Master of Arts degree in Music Composition and English Literature, and his Doctorate in Music Composition, studying with William Bolcom, Ross Lee Finney, and Leslie Bassett. He is currently a Professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and Chair of the Department of Music Theory and Composition. He founded and directed the university’s electronic and computer music laboratories, until 2002.
Dr. Gottschalk has worked in many areas of music, including recording studio management, commercial writing and arranging, record production (working for PolyGram and Capitol, among other labels), music publishing, and artist management. As a film and television composer he numbers six feature films, twelve television scores, and numerous industrial films and commercials among his credits. He continues to work as an expert in music copyright cases, and as a forensic musicologist. Gottschalk's teaching specialties include music business and law, film music, music theory, music composition, and counterpoint.
Amelia, perfomed by The Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra
Larry Rachleff, conductor
Cello: Fishing at Antibes
Max Dyer, cello, with electroacoustic sounds.
Infinite Tears, with lyrics by Joe LoCascio, is performed by Joe LoCascio, piano, Bob Chadwick, flute, and Art Gottschalk, bass and vocals.
Among other awards, he is a recipient of the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, annual ASCAP Awards since 1980, and has been a Composer-in-Residence at the famed Columbia/Princeton Electronic Music Center and for the Piccolo Spoleto Festival. He has been recently honored with Special Recognition by the ASCAP Rudolph Nissim Awards, the First Prize of the Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale – Corciano, Italy, and with the First Prize of the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra composition competition. With well over one hundred compositions in his catalog, his music is performed regularly domestically and overseas, is recorded on New Ariel, Crystal, Summit, Capstone, Beauport Classical, ERMMedia, Golden Crest, and AURecordings, and is published by Subito Music, Shawnee Press, European American Music Distributors, Alea Publishing, and Spectrum Press (ASCAP). His book, Functional Hearing, is published by Scarecrow Press, a division of Rowman & Littlefield.