Lynne Rothrock
Lynne Rothrock

Luther graduate, multi-talented entertainer and educator Lynne Rothrock will perform “The Divine Ms. R – Lynne Rothrock – Sings The Music Of Bette Midler” Friday, Aug. 2, at the Lingonberry in downtown Decorah.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.

The concert is BYOB. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the Oneota Community Coop at the front cash registers, or at the door the night of the show.

About the artist
A graduate of Luther College (B.A. Music/Theatre) and Western Michigan University (M.M. Vocal Performance) Lynne Rothrock is a vocalist/entertainer as well as an arts educator.

She has performed as a solo artist at a variety of venues around the United States, including Birdland (NYC), The Bluebird Café (Nashville), Davenports Cabaret (Chicago), Hell’s Kitchen, Aster Cafe (Minneapolis), Crown & Anchor (Cape Cod, Mass.) Commonweal Theatre (Lanesboro, Minn.) Brucemore’s “Cabaret In the Courtyard” (Cedar Rapids), Jewel Theatre (Luther College), Sunshine Theater (Southern Pines, N.C.), and Duke University’s Bryan Center for the Arts (Durham, N.C.).

She also has worked for theatre companies as performer and/or musical director including Mockingbird Public Theatre (Nashville), Nashville Opera, Sound View Cabaret (Seattle), Chaffin’s Dinner Theatre (Nashville), Seattle Light Opera, Vassar Playhouse (Kan.), Iowa Theatre Artists Company (Amana) and Festival Theatre (Wis.).

Rothrock is on the Performing Artists Roster of the Iowa Arts Council and is one third of the popular vocal trio DIVAPALOOZA (Alkahest Artists, Inc). In 2011, she was one of 30 vocalists selected to attend the prestigious International Cabaret Conference at Yale University.

An active arts educator, she has served on the voice faculty of Austin Peay State University, Western Michigan University, Kirkwood Community College, Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of the Performing Arts, St. Ambrose University and currently teaches at Coe College.

She has served as clinician at the Manhattan Vocal Jazz Festival at Lincoln Center, Brightleaf Music Workshop, Showchoir Camps of America and has served as an adjudicator for Heritage Music Festivals for more than 20 years – adjudicating choral ensembles in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Boston, Orlando, St. Louis, Houston, San Antonio and New Orleans and San Diego.

Rothrock has taught master classes in song performance at Luther College, Belmont University, Morningside College, St. Ambrose University and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Conference.

She is on the faculty of Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Foundation’s annual Songbook Academy. In the spring, will be teaching two classes for musical theater minors at Luther College.