Herbert Rothgarber is a composer, pianist, and teacher. His composition teachers include, Wallingford Reigger, Bernard Wagenaar, Michael Fiveisky and Hale Smith. A composer of music in all genres,including works for musical theatre and opera, his music has been performed internationally, as well as the U.S. 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 in every aspect of music, 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.