Rochelle Mann, Professor Emerita at Fort Lewis College, holds degrees from Indiana University and Arizona State University, where her studies included both flute performance and music education. Named FLC’s Featured Scholar in 2003, Dr. Mann served as Department Chair for eight of her 24 years as a professor in the Department of Music, and most recently as Acting Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
Dr. Mann performs frequently as a soloist throughout the Southwest and as Principal Flute with the San Juan Symphony. She has also performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, Aurora Symphony, Four Corners Opera Orchestra, Albuquerque Philharmonic, Showcase Concert Series, Melkus Early Music Ensemble, Animas Chamber Music Festival, Serenata, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra. Her solo and chamber concerts have taken her throughout the United States, Russia, Poland, Estonia, Austria, and France.
A strong advocate for quality music education at every level, Dr. Mann is frequently in international demand as a clinician and guest conductor. She taught public school music in Indiana, Colorado, on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico, and continues to conduct graduate teacher training workshops throughout the US. After thirteen years as conductor of the Durango Children’s Chorale, she now serves as artistic advisor following her retirement in 2009. She is also a program author for the Silver Burdett Making Music K-8 general music series published by Pearson. Her other publications include several works for children's voices as well as articles promoting innovative teaching techniques and performance practice.
Mann can be heard on the following recordings: Raising the Roof - A Celebration of Chamber Music in the Southwest (Artisie4) and Awakening (Equilibrium).