Barton Rotberg headshot

Lecturer of Violin
D.M.A., Michigan State University

Barton Samuel Rotberg

Barton Rotberg headshotLecturer of Violin

D.M.A., Michigan State University
M.M., DePaul University
B.M., Peabody Conservatory of Music


Dr. Barton Samuel Rotberg enjoys a fulfilling career as a performer and instructor of violin, string pedagogy and chamber music. described his performance as, "The violinist’s timbre in the first movement was simply stunning," and "Rotberg’s full violin sound lent charm and beauty."

Rotberg has been a featured soloist with numerous orchestras including the Erie Chamber Orchestra, Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Amherst Chamber Orchestra and Warren Philharmonic in concerti of Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and other repertoire staples. He has been a member of the Illinois Philharmonic, Ann Arbor Symphony and Flint Symphony orchestras and has served for three seasons as concertmaster of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in Illinois. He currently serves as concertmaster for the Ashland Symphony Orchestra. As violinist of the Davanti Trio, an endowed ensemble under the auspices of the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Rotberg became a prizewinner in the Chamber Music Foundation of New England Ensembles Competition. The trio gave performances in the U.S., Canada and France. Rotberg’s chamber music performances have been heard on WQLN FM Erie radio and WCLV FM Cleveland.

In addition to teaching at the BW Conservatory, Rotberg is a faculty member at the BW Community Arts School, Conservatory Summer Institute and Oberlin College’s Community Music School. He has given guest masterclasses and performances at venues such as Interlochen Arts Academy, Longy School of Music and University of Windsor.

Prior to teaching at BW, he served for four years as assistant professor of Music at Mercyhurst University, D’Angelo Department of Music where he was coordinator of the string program. He has been an adjudicator for the Tuesday Musical Competition in Akron, Music Teacher’s National Association Competition and the Lakeland Civic Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Rotberg’s teachers have included Marc Zinger, Dmitri Berlinsky, Shirley Givens and Berl Senofsky.