Mrs. Rebecca Van de Ven

Oboe Teacher

Mrs. Rebecca Van de Ven
(931) 691-0801
(931) 691-0801
Room 311, Saunders Fine Arts Building (SFA)
Office Hours

Wednesday's 12-2

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Areas of Expertise

Oboe Performance, Reed Making, Teaching Music

Biography

Rebecca Van de Ven currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, St. Andrew’s Sewanee School and Sewanee University of the South.  She performs frequently with the Nashville, Chattanooga, and Huntsville Symphonies as well as in Nashville recording studios. She has held the positions of principal oboe with the Adrian Symphony in Michigan, second oboe in the Battle Creek Symphony, and assistant principal in the Santa Cruz Symphony.   She has had a private studio f...

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Rebecca Van de Ven currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, St. Andrew’s Sewanee School and Sewanee University of the South.  She performs frequently with the Nashville, Chattanooga, and Huntsville Symphonies as well as in Nashville recording studios. She has held the positions of principal oboe with the Adrian Symphony in Michigan, second oboe in the Battle Creek Symphony, and assistant principal in the Santa Cruz Symphony.   She has had a private studio for many years and formerly taught oboe at Albion College and Spring Arbor University. She has taught at and continues to be involved with the Sewanee Summer Music Festival since 2012.  She received a Master of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory in oboe performance where she was a student of Eugene Izotov, current Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony. At the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree where she was a student of Professor Marc Fink. Ms. Van de Ven attended the Pierre Monteux Music Festival in Maine and was awarded a full scholarship to the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California.  Ms. Van de Ven has been freelancing since 1994 and has performed with orchestras such as the San Francisco Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Kalamazoo Symphony, Madison Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony and Marin Symphony.  She currently resides in Sewanee with her husband and two children.

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