Joseph Michael Roessler is a pianist, composer, and educator from Boulder, CO with over 10 years of experience in music. Roessler is a multi-disciplinary musician who’s composition and performance includes jazz, rock, musical theater, opera, classical, sacred, and electronic styles. Performance highlights include Arise Music Festival, Absolem Music Festival, as well as other local and international events. Roessler coached and produced many artists throughout the United States and Europe. He worked directly with EKG, Sylence, Ginza, and others on their releases. Roessler’s contributions with these artists reached millions of international listeners. Roessler currently accompanies and coaches students at Denver School of the Arts and Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy. Roessler is also the rehearsal pianist for the Take Note! ensemble from the Denver Women’s Chorus. In addition to performing, coaching, accompanying, and writing, Roessler maintains his own piano studio in Boulder.

Roessler studied music with Professor Andrew Cooperstock, Dr. Anthony Green, Daniel Weidlein, Rochelle Gallup, and Marianna Goldstein. Roessler earned his Bachelors of English Literature magna cum laude from the University of Colorado Denver in May 2019. His undergraduate honors thesis described contemporary misconceptions about the Gnostics. Roessler completed his thesis under the direction of Professor Sharon Coggan, Professor Pompa Banerjee, and Professor Michelle Comstock. For more information, visit

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Classical Repertoire:

See Repertoire Quarterly Posts in the Blog section for current projects and repertoire. Unless otherwise specified, the complete work listed here was mastered and committed to memory. Contemporary repertoire is not listed here.

Bach, Johann Sebastian:

  • Well Tempered Clavier, Books I and II BWV 846-893
  • Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 722-801
  • Partitas 4, 5 and 6 BWV 828-830
  • Keyboard Concerto no. 1 in D Minor BWV 1052
  • Keyboard Concerto no. 4 in A Major BWV 1055

Chopin, Frederic:

  • Etudes, op 10 and 25

Copeland, Aaron:

  • The Piano Album

Joplin, Scott:

  • The Complete Rags

Kapustin, Nikolai:

  • Sonata n.1 Sonata-Fantasia op. 40

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus:

  • Sonata in A major K. 333

Roessler, Joseph:

  • Passacaglia BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach piano transcription
  • Chaconna BuxWV 160 by Dietrich Buxtehude transcription for two pianos

Schubert, Franz:

  • Impromptus D899
  • Impromptus D935
  • Drei Klavierstücke D946