Michael Rosensteel has served as 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 of Arts 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 been Musical Director for more than 35 theater productions and is a guest conductor/clinician around the Austin area. He has performed in several musical theater and opera productions and has been a guest soloist and conductor for choir tours to Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Russia, Canada, and France. He has performed with the University of Texas' Early Music Ensemble in Washington, D.C. for several Latin American embassies.
Michael has been 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 more than 20 years and currently serves as the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church in Round Rock. His choirs have toured across the United States and have performed at Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., and was the headliner choir for the D-Day Commemoration ceremonies in Normandy and Paris, France. Michael and his wife Stacey have two wonderful children, Allison and Luke.