Rotem Gilbert

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Program:
    Early Music, Musicology
  • Division:
    Scholarly and Professional Studies
  • Expertise:
    Music History and Literature
  • Instrument:
    Recorder, Historical Double Reeds


Rotem Gilbert is a recorder and double reeds player from Haifa, Israel. She currently teaches Baroque and Renaissance performance practice and history courses at USC and is an instructor of early music winds.

She is a founding member of Ciaramella, a Renaissance ensemble that has recorded for Naxos label and has performed in Germany, Italy and at music festivals in the United States. As a member of Piffaro, she has toured the United States, Europe and South America. Rotem has appeared with ARTEK, Fala Musica (Netherlands), La Caccia Alta (Belgium), Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Camerata, King’s Noyse, Newberry Consort, Capilla Flamenca, Pittsburgh Opera and the LA Opera, and performs regularly solo and chamber baroque recitals.

After studies on recorder at Mannes College of Music, she earned her solo diploma from the Scuola Civica di Musica of Milan where she studied with Pedro Memelsdorff. She earned her doctorate in Early Music performance practice at Case Western Reserve University, where she also taught recorder and directed Collegium ensembles.

She has been a regular faculty member of early music workshops in San Diego, Seattle, Madison, Amherst, San Francisco and Israel’s Ayala. Rotem can be heard on the Deutsche Grammophon’s Archiv, Passacaille, Musica Americana, Dorian and Naxos labels.