Rebecca Rottsolk served as artistic director for the Northwest Girlchoir from 1982 until 2001, building the Choir into one of the most respected youth choral organizations in America. Now retired, Rebecca frequently presents workshops on girls’ voices, conducting and rehearsal techniques, inspirational teaching and techniques for maximizing performance. She enjoys a national reputation as guest conductor and clinician, conducting many all-state and regional festival choruses including 2010 California Women’s All-State Choir, 2008 Indiana Women’s All-State Choir, 2007 Choral Perspectives, 2006 Colorado Women’s All-State Choir, 2006 NWACDA Children’s Honor Choir, 2006 Idaho All-State Children’s Choir, 2005 TexasMEA Women’s All-State Choir, 2002 & 2004 Pacific International Children’s Choir Festivals, Fort Worden Festivals, and numerous other workshops and festivals in more than 25 states. Rottsolk adjudicates for Heritage Festivals and edits a choral series for Alliance Music Publications. She currently conducts two adult community choirs on the Olympic Peninsula and is co-founder/director with Beth Ann Bonnecroy of Mirinesse Women’s Choir in Seattle. Mirinesse was honored to perform at the 2009 National ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City.
Rebecca received her B.Music from St. Olaf College, her M.A. from Pacific Lutheran University, and received her CME Artist-Teacher diploma in 1992. The 1997 recipient of the Washington ACDA Award for choral leadership, Rottsolk also served as National R&S chair for Children’s Choirs from 1998-2004.