Dr. Rebecca Rivera enjoys an active career as a performer and educator.
As a bassoon and contrabassoon player, Rebecca has recorded for several film and music projects and performed with many ensembles throughout Southern California including Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony and Pops Orchestras and the woodwind trio Third Wheel.
Rebecca recently performed with Elton John at the 125th Anniversary concert for Yamaha. She has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Orpheum and The Los Angeles Music Center. She is a guest artist on Fiesta by Flamenco Latino guitarist Tony Ybarra.
In addition to maintaining her private teaching studio, Rebecca is adjunct professor of bassoon and Chapman University and a lecturer in reed-making at the University of Southern California. She completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in bassoon performance at the University of Southern California, studying with Rose Corrigan and Judith Farmer.