Alan Rosenkoetter is a native of St. Louis and mentor to many of the St. Louis area guitar teachers. He has performed in recital and with various ensembles, including the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Opera Theater of St. Louis.
Alan Rosenkoetter is a native of St. Louis and mentor to most of the St. Louis area guitar teachers was trained in Europe from 1964 to 1966 at the Schola Cantorum in Paris in courses under the direction of Presti/Lagoya and studied subsequently in master classes in the United States with the Italian protegé of Segovia, Oscar Ghilgia. He was a member of Mr. Ghiglia's first class at the Aspen Festival in 1969. He received his BA degree in Music from Washington University in St. Louis in 1974.
While in Paris he was also active in theater, working with the La Mama Theater Company and directors such as Ellen Stewart and Tom O'Horgan. He was involved in technical work as well as providing music for various productions. He also provided music fror performances of "An Homage to Gertrude Stein" at the American Embassy in Paris. He began to teach while in Paris as well: at the École Mozart and at the American Center for Students and Artists.
Since returning to St. Louis he has taught at several area schools, notably Washington University, University of Missouri at St. Louis, and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has performed in recital and with various ensembles in the St. Louis area: the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Theater of St. Louis including a tour in 1985 and Gittern soloist in Britten's Gloriana in June of 2005, and as soloist with the orchestras of University City, Kirkwood, and Washington University. He has also given performances of a wide array of chamber music from Renaissance to Contemporary including acc. Katherine Lawton Brown in a recital of music by women composers at UMSL in the Spring of 2005. He is currently on the faculties of Washington University and University of Missouri at St. Louis and is Head of Guitar at both schools.