is a composer, pianist, and teacher whose works include music in all genres, including musical theatre and opera. His music has been performed internationally. In 2009 his Brass Quintet and Trio For Violin, Cello and piano were played at the Hot Springs Music Festival, and in August of 2010 he performed his Wayfarer Fantasy Suite along with violinist, Dr. Anne Yarrow, at Cambridge University, England. Performances of his works have also taken place in Italy and Bulgaria. A CD (his first) entitled “Another Place, Another Time” is a collection of pieces utilizing every musical combination, while his second CD,”Prisms”,recently produced, consists of all his violin – piano music.
   ​In addition to his serious compositions he has written a library of music for young people.  The Magic Yo-yo, an opera for young voices, was performed at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, and was then televised by NBC. The Trial of Pinocchio was featured a number of years ago, in Beijing. He has had a long career as an educator, privately, in the public school system and Nassau Community College, and has given workshops throughout the US. He is the winner of many ASCAP and Meet The Composer awards, as well as the first prize in choral composition from the Northport Chorale. His music has been published in the U.S. by William Presser, Alfred Music, Warner,Southern Music, Consort and Sweet Pipes Publications, and in Spain by Periferia Music.  During the summer of 2012 his "Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano" was again performed at the Lake George Summer Music Festival.


Dr. Anne Yarrow and composer, Rothgarber, performing "Wayfarer Fantasy Suite" at Cambridge University, England.
 Scene from "The Magic Yo - Yo"          performed by students of Oceanside's  School 8.
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Herbert  Rothgarber
                  Professional Organizations: - LICA, ASCAP,  NYSSMA, IAC