Happy Birthday Dorothy


On December 18, 2020, the Thurnauer School of Music’s beloved founding director, Dorothy Kaplan Roffman, will celebrate her 80th birthday. Through Dorothy’s vision, wisdom, leadership and generosity, the Thurnauer School has provided thousands of individuals – from infants to adults – with the highest quality music education. Through her guidance and musicianship, Thurnauer has grown to serve nearly 6,000 individuals annually, transforming the lives of its students, families and concertgoers through a rich tapestry of lessons, ensembles, classes, concerts, performance opportunities and master classes with top professional artists.

We are thrilled to share this milestone occasion and hope you will join us in wishing her a happy birthday. Dorothy will be honored and celebrated at the 2021 Gift of Music on Sunday, May 2. Help us to kick off her 80th birthday celebration by making a contribution as we build the largest birthday cake in her honor.