| Arthur Gottschalk was born 1952 in San Diego, California. He studied medicine for two years at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor before switching to music. He then earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition, a Master of Arts in Composition and English Literature and a Doctorate in Composition. In the process he studied with Ross Lee Finney, Leslie Bassett, George Balch Wilson and William Balcom.
Currently he is Professor and Director of the electronic music and computer music labs at Rice University in Texas.|