A composer of chamber, electronic, orchestral and vocal music, Michael S. Rothkopf (b. 1955) has been actively involved in the creation and performance of contemporary music for the last 28 years. Noted for their remarkable sensuousness and their integration of music technology, his works have been performed throughout the United States and are published by American Composers Edition.
He currently teaches graduate level composition and career enhancement courses as well as undergraduate and graduate music technology courses at the North Carolina School of the Arts. His principal composition teachers have been Normand Lockwood and Mario Davidovsky. Other composition teachers include Jack Beeson, Susan Blaustein, George Edwards and Chou Wen-Chung, he studied counterpoint and analysis with Jacques-Louis Monod and double bass with Harry Safstrom.