Rebecca Phillips

Music Theory, Viola, Violin

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Violinist and Violist, Rebecca Phillips, has distinguished herself as a chamber musician, improv artist, and teacher. Ms. Phillips has performed in many of the world's most celebrated concert halls including Carnegie Hall, The Sydney Opera House, and Shanghai Oriental Art Center. Ms. Phillips has concertized at  festivals such as LyricaFest, Charles Castleman’s Quartet Program, Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Dvorak Heritage Society, and ArtsAhimsa among others. In 2013, Rebecca made her radio debut as a part of the Con Affetto String Quartet on WQXR's McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase. As a member of the Con Affetto String Trio, Rebecca held residencies at Winter LyricaFest 2014 and the Rockport Music String Summit 2014. With this ensemble she was also involved with 'From the Top's Center for the Development of Arts Leaders Boston', giving community performances around the Boston area. Ms. Phillips' performances during the 2016-2017 season have included collaborations with Laura Bossert, The Villiers Quartet, Laura Goldberg, Miclen Laipang, and the New York premier of Andrew Trovato's "Dirty Carnival" as a member of Duo Trovato. In 2016, Ms. Phillips was appointed Principal Second Violin in the Lyrica  Boston Chamber Orchestra and also serves as a founding member of the Sextets in City Ensemble.   

Passionate about teaching, Ms. Phillips is currently on visiting faculty at Setnor School of Music of Syracuse University, and has served as a Teaching Assistant of Laura Bossert at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Wellesley College, as well as Syracuse University. Additional faculty positions include ArtsAhimsa Music Festival and New England Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Phillips holds a Master's Degree in Violin Performance from Syracuse University, an  Undergraduate Diploma and Teaching Artist Certificate from the Longy School of Music of Bard College, where she also extensively studied Modern American Music. Ms. Phillips' primary teachers are  Laura Bossert, Terry King, and Peter Cassino.

Rebecca is passionate about teaching. She is on visiting faculty at Syracuse University for String Pedagogy and Methods, and she serves as faculty for both violin and viola at the ArtsAhimsa Music Festival at Belvoir Terrace Lenox, MA and the New England Chamber Music Festival in Montpelier, VT. Additionally, Rebecca teaches privately and served as a teaching assistant and sectional mentor in the El Sistema Seminario Series at Longy School of Music. 

Rebecca incorporates elements of Dalcroze Eurhythmics and singing into her teaching. She believes that every student has the potential to express their own voice and tell their own story through music. Keeping this in mind, Rebecca tailors her lesson plans to suit each student’s unique way of learning.

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