Kip Rosser

Man with colorful tie playing theremin.

Invented in 1919, the theremin is the only musical instrument that’s played without being touched. Since 1996, Kip Rosser’s concerts, staged productions, and award-winning compositions have earned him a reputation as one of the world’s most accomplished thereminists. He received critical acclaim for his original film score for Michael Jason Allen’s feature film, “An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground.” He was chosen by Moog Music, Inc. to represent its theremins for the American Music Therapy Association, demonstrating the instrument’s therapeutic uses.

As a teaching artist, Rosser presents school programs and workshops throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His theremin lessons are also free online. Rosser plays for Concerts in Motion, a New York City-based, not-for-profit organization providing live concerts for older adults, veterans, people with disabilities, and medical patients of all ages.