Dr. Florie Rothenberg, clarinetist, enjoys an active performing career, playing with several Seattle area concert and pit orchestras, including the Auburn Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Tacoma Opera. Before settling in Seattle, she was a member of the Tucson Symphony and Arizona Opera. Florie has worked in film scoring in Seattle and been involved in recording projects with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Rainier Chamber Winds, Auburn Symphony and Gunnar Madsen. She has her own CD, Voices of Trees, Modern Works by Women Composers for Clarinet and Piano, available on Origin Classical Records. Florie has performed in musical theater throughout her career in Chicago, San Francisco, Tucson, and Seattle.
Splitting her time between performing and teaching, Florie Rothenberg works with clarinetists of all ages and levels, drawing students from around the entire Puget Sound region. Her students participate in each of the area youth symphonies as well as summer festivals and All-State and All-Northwest bands. Florie has taught a variety of subjects including clarinet, pedagogy, chamber music, music theory, and music fundamentals at Central Washington University, the University of Arizona, Hartwick College Summer Music Festival and Institute, Vivace, and Woodwind Camp.
Florie Rothenberg earned a D.M.A. from the University of Arizona, a M.M. from the University of Michigan and a B.M. from the University of the Pacific. Her teachers include Jerry Kirkbride, David Shifrin and William Dominik.