Michael Rosensteel has been the Round Rock Community Choir's artistic director since 2014 and avidly cultivates passion, imagination and devotion to excellence in his choir members. Under his leadership, the RRCC has performed modern and historic classical works, exuberant holiday celebrations and rollicking variety programs. Audiences, singers and students are fortunate to enjoy the fruits of his unique programming and his commitment to presenting a wide range of excellent new and well known music.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and teacher certification in music education from San Diego State University and his Master's degree in choral conducting from the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin. He has conducted numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, ranging from children's choirs to adult choirs, chamber ensembles, hand bells and orchestras. Michael has directed more than 35 theater productions. He has performed in many musical theater and opera productions and has been a guest soloist and conductor for choir tours to Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine and Russia. He has performed with the University of Texas' Early Music Ensemble in Washington, D.C. for several Latin American embassies.
Michael is a member of the Texas Choral Director's Association (TCDA), Texas Private School Music Educators Association (TPSMEA), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). He has taught in churches and schools for 19 years and recently became the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock, TX. His choirs have toured across the United States and have performed at Carnegie Hall and the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Michael and his wife Stacey have two wonderful children, Allison and Luke.