Faculty

Susan Rotholz

Flute (Precollege)

Praised by the New York Times as “irresistible in both music and performance.” flutist, Susan Rotholz continues to be in demand as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and teacher. Winner of Young Concert Artists with Hexagon Piano and Winds and of Concert Artists Guild as a soloist, Susan is Principal flute of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra and The New York Chamber Ensemble and a member of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The New York Pops and the Little Orchestra Society. She has recorded and toured internationally with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and performs with the New York City Ballet. As co-founder with Eliot Bailen of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble she appears each season with SCE, the Cape May Music Festival, Greenwich Chamber Players, Chamber Music at Rodeph Sholom, Saratoga Chamber Players and the Sebago Long Lake Chamber Music Festival. Susan attended the Marlboro Music Festival and was principal and solo flutist with New England Bach Festival for 25 years. Her recording of the Bach Flute Sonatas and the Solo Partita with Kenneth Cooper, fortepiano is described by The Wall Street Journal as “eloquent and musically persuasive.”

Recently, Susan released American Tapestry, Duos for Flute and Piano performing the Beaser Variations, commissioned by Susan in 1982, Copland Duo, Muczynski and Liebermann Sonatas presented by Bridge Records as “…brilliant instrumental virtuosity with deep understanding of this quintessentially American repertoire.” Susan has been newly appointed as Adjunct Artist in Music at Vassar College and continues to teach at Columbia University/Barnard College, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College and the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College. In the Spring of 2017, Susan went to the Perugia Conservatory of Music in Italy to give a week of Flute Master classes and concerts with flutist, Claudia Giottoli. Susan also was guest performer and teacher at the Colorado College Music Festival. She holds degrees from Queens College (BM) and Yale School of Music (MM). In 2002 she received the Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking. Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 1989.