Caroline Rothstein maintains an active freelance career in the Chicago area and currently serves as concertmaster of Manitoba Underground Opera in Winnipeg during the summer festival season. She received her master's degree in violin performance from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, where she was the recipient of the Anna Schauffler Lockwood endowed scholarship for excellence in string music. Her principal teachers and mentors include Chicago Symphony violinist Blair Milton and Milwaukee Symphony concertmaster Frank Almond. Caroline has performed in master classes for renowned violinists and pedagogues Shmuel Ashkenasi, Cyrus Forough, Paul Kantor, Gerardo Ribeiro, and Arnold Steinhardt. She studied chamber music with Marion Feldman, Jeffrey Gilliam, Charles Pikler, Mathias Tacke, Roland Vamos, and Sylvia Wang.
Caroline is also a devoted educator; she studied pedagogy under Stacia Spencer, serving for two years as Ms. Spencer's teaching assistant before joining the faculty of the Northwestern University Music Academy as an instructor of violin, viola, and chamber music. In addition to teaching her private students, Caroline is the group class coordinator at the Music Academy and an adjudicator in the Chicago area. An avid long-distance runner, Caroline researches the intersection of athletic and musical training, and recently presented on this topic at the American String Teachers Association national conference. Caroline also attended Northwestern as an undergraduate, where she concurrently earned Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees and graduated with honors in both programs.
American String Teachers Association