Rothrock has performed as a solo artist at a variety of venues around the United States, including Birdland in New York, Bluebird Café in Nashville, Davenports Cabaret in Chicago, and Bryant Lake Bowl and Hell’s Kitchen in Minneapolis. Her talent and musicality are lauded by many in the music industry. "Spending an evening with Lynne Rothrock is simply irresistible. . . the voice. . . the material. . .the sheer fun of it all. . .you owe it to yourself to catch this girl's act," stated David Boldt of KMRY radio in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
A graduate of Luther College (B.A. Music/Theatre) and Western Michigan University (M.M. Vocal Performance), Lynne is a vocalist and entertainer plus an arts educator. Lynne has developed a niche for coaching solo performers to truly "act the song" and bring all the elements of performance into their vocal presentations. After doing workshops with the music and theatre departments at Luther College, St. Ambrose University, Morningside College, American College Theatre Festival - as well as working with countless high school aged singers at various competitions, Lynne is now making these workshops available to other schools or arts organizations, for soloists and ensembles. Her combination of training in vocal technique and theatre enables her to address issues from both areas and lead students to a combination of peak vocal production and truly artistic presentation. These workshops are flexible in format and the students have the opportunity to develop their own performance skills, learn from watching their peers perform, and leave with a set of tools with which to approach future work. "(Rothrock) has a true passion for singing that shows through in all of her work," says a past workshop participant at Duke University.
Last year Lynne spent a day with the middle and high school music students at Unity Schools in Balsam Lake. Kyle Hammers, vocal instructor at Unity, reports that her workshops were “awesome,” and the response from students was overwhelmingly positive. Says Hammers, “Last year the students had an absolute blast in the workshop and at Lynne’s concert. We are excited to have her here again.”
Lynne is coming in to workshop with the vocal jazz students at Unity on Friday, November 7th, culminating in more onstage experience at Festival for them and possibly for some band students as well, along with trumpet player Brad Anderson and Unity Band Director Scott Hensiak.
Lynne’s band, The Mood Swingers, is comprised of Iowa Blues & Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Ron DeWitte, keyboardist Gerard Estella of Queens, NY, bass player Dave Ollinger of Milwaukee, WI and drummer Greg Kanz of Cedar Rapids, IA.
Tickets are $21 in advance, $26 at the door, and this concert is Flex Pass eligible. Reservations are recommended and can be made online HERE , by calling the box office at 715-483-3387, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. To redeem Flex Pass seats, the holder needs to call the box office to make reservations.