John Rot Colorado Springs Conservatory

John Rot

John Rot is a composer, teacher, conductor and pianist based in Colorado Springs. His music has been performed and commissioned by a diverse group of ensembles and performers including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, and TAK Ensemble, as well as music festivals in the United States and Europe. As a pianist and conductor, John has also competed and performed nationally and internationally.

Beyond composition and performance, teaching is a fundamental facet of John’s artistic life. In addition to being an enthusiastic purveyor of progressive and non-traditional pedagogy, he is fundamentally committed to the study of composition as a crucial element of music education, particularly at the pre-college level.

John has degrees in Music Composition from Columbia University and Oberlin Conservatory. In addition to his work at the Colorado Springs Conservatory, he has previously taught at The University of Denver and Montclair State University, and is currently a Lecturer at University of Colorado Colorado Springs, where he teaches composition, music theory, and computer music.