Aaron Copland School of Music Faculty

   Susan Rotholz (Adjunct Assistant Professor)

Fields of Study:
Flute Performance

Degrees and Studies:
M.M., Yale School of Music

Biographical Information:
Flutist Susan Rotholz made her New York debut to critical acclaim in 1981 as a winner of the Concert Artists Guilt Award. Since then she has performed widely in the U. S., Europe and Japan appearing as soloist with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Ensemble, New England Bach Festival, the Greenwich Symhony, the Brandenberg Ensemble, Jupiter Symphony, Solisti New York, Westmoreland Symphony and the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Jaime Laredo. Ms. Rotholz is principal flutist of the New York England Bach Festival, New York Chamber Ensemble, and the Greenwich Symhony Orchestra. Susan is a member of the New York Pops Orchestra since 1981, and was their acting principal for the 97-98 season. She has served as principal flute with American Ballet Theater, the orchestra of St. Lukes, the Stamford Symphony, and the New York Choral Society. She also performs and tours with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, the New York Philharmonic, the Little Orchestra Society, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.

In 1988, Ms. Rotholz won the Young Concerts Artists International Competition as founding memeber of Hexagon, a chamber ensemble for piano and winds, which made its New york debut in 1989 and was featured on the nationally aired PBS documentary, "Debut," in 1990. Hexagon's CD, "Les Petites Nerveux," was released in 1996 by Bridge Records.

Along with her husband, the cellist Eliot Bailen, Ms. Rotholz is the 2002 recipient of an Arts Award from Blanton-Peale Institute, founded in 1937 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.

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