Art’s signature on the MacDowell “tombstone”

On a brief break during his fellowship at the MacDowell Colony, composer and educator Arthur Gottschalk spoke with PARMA Publicity Manager Scott Feldman about … everything.
Arthur Gottschalk is recipient of a number of accolades, including the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Special Distinction by the ASCAP Rudolf Nissim Prize in 2009 for Requiem: For the Living, Gold and Silver Medals from the Global Music Awards, The American Prize in Composition in 2013 and 2014, annual awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers since 1980, and Arthur Gottschalk Day (October 16) from the City of Houston TX.


Art Gottschalk & Scott Feldman

On November 17th, Arts of Tolerance presents the Concert for Humanity:  A Gala Performance.  The events features Gottschalk’s 2015 REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING and the world premier of LITANY inspired by W.E.B. Du Bois’ famous series on black social conditions called the Atlanta University Studies.
We also discussed his most recent recording, ART FOR TWO, featuring Mario Ciaccio and Sauro Berti.[soundcloud url=”″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Opening Music:  Gospel – Spiritual – Libera me from REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING
Closing Music:  Sanctus – Ellington – Benedictus – Hosanna from REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING
  • Arthur Gottschalk

    Arthur Gottschalk is Professor of Music Composition at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he founded and directed the school’s electronic music laboratories until 2002, and chaired the composition and theory department for 15 years. His early work as a studio musician led to his co-founding of Modern Music Ventures, Inc., a company which held a recording studio complex, a record production division, four publishing firms, and an artist management division, and for whom he produced records for the PolyGram and Capitol labels, among others.