- B.F.A., Trombone Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music, Ohio, 2008
Rebecca Ford is Lecturer of Trombone at Pacific Lutheran University where she teaches trombone, coaches chamber music, and performs with the Lyric Brass Quintet. In addition to her position at Pacific Lutheran University, Rebecca serves as trombone faculty for Cornish College of the Performing Arts, Evergreen Music Festival, Vivace Chamber Players Organization, Bellevue Youth Symphony Organization and the Endangered Instruments Program branch of the Seattle Youth Symphony Organization, which provides focused instruction to budding musicians on “endangered” orchestral instruments in a public school environment.
Rebecca enjoys an active performance schedule throughout the Puget Sound region. She can be regularly heard with ensembles such as Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera, Tacoma Opera, Northwest Sinfonietta, Seattle Modern Orchestra, and Bellingham Music Festival amongst many others. She is also joyfully involved in chamber music with various ensembles, including a recent premiere performance with the Trombone Collective in May 2016.
Rebecca received her Bachelors degree from the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under the tutelage of Steve Witser and Richard Stout. Other primary teachers include James Box, David Ritt, and Mark Babbitt.
When she’s not holding a trombone, Rebecca enjoys gardening, hiking, fermenting food (on purpose) and going on adventures with her two wonderful boys.