A man whose music is described as “infectious, loud, and fun” (Gramophone Magazine), and “fascinatingly strange” (BBC Music Magazine), Arthur Gottschalk is Professor of Music Composition at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He is regularly performed domestically and overseas, with over 45 recordings on such labels as Navona, Crystal, Naxos, Amirani (Italy), and Delage (France). His orchestral works have been performed by the symphony orchestras of Charleston, Vienna, Bratislava, Galicia (Spain), Fargo-Moorehead, Indianapolis, Houston, Pacific, Atlanta, Thailand, Moscow, and St. Petersburg, among others. He has worked in diverse areas of music, including music for feature films and television, music publishing, and as an expert in music copyright cases. Among others, he’s won the First Prize of the VVX Concorso Internazionale di Composizione Originale (Corciano, Italy), and the 2017 Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra Composition Award. He was awarded a Bogliasco Fellowship for work in Italy, residencies at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and was Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2016. The Association of Rice Alumni honored him with their 2016 Meritorious Service Award, and in 2018 he was awarded a residency at The MacDowell Colony.