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Rebecca Van de Ven

Rebecca Van de Ven joined the faculty at Belmont University and Tennessee State University in 2018 and the faculty of the University of the South in 2011.  Prior to that Ms. Van de Ven taught at Middle Tennessee State University, Albion College and Spring Arbor University. In addition, she is on faculty at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival where she coaches and organizes the wind chamber music program.

 Ms. Van de Ven frequently records music in Nashville and can be heard playing English Horn on season three of the Emmy winning hit TV series Fargo as well as the 2016 Evanescence Album.  She currently plays second oboe in the Nashville Opera.  Her orchestral engagements have included orchestras such as Nashville Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony.  She can also be found playing regionally in Chattanooga and Huntsville Symphonies and in staged works at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. 

On a full tuition scholarship, Ms. Van de Ven 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. She attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison on tuition scholarship where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Bachelor of Science degree.  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.  She currently resides in Sewanee Tennessee with her husband and 2 children.