SSG Rebecca Barnett
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Joined the Band: 2022
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Strings
Bachelor's Degree: The University of Maryland, College Park
Master's Degree: Rice University
SSG Rebecca Barnett, from Baltimore, Maryland, joined the U.S. Army Strings in 2022. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2018, and her master's Degree from Rice University in 2020. Her primary teachers were Katherine Murdock and Ivo Jan van der Werff.
Barnett has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician at concerts all over the United States. She has appeared at music festivals such as the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Innsbrook Summer Academy and Festival, National Symphony Summer Music Institute, Mendocino Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, and the Texas Music Festival. In addition, she has made multiple appearances at the Kennedy Center for various chamber music performances.
As a soloist, she performed Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante with the Montgomery College Orchestra. Further, she was a finalist in the University of Maryland Concerto Competition in both 2016 and 2017, for her performances of the Bowen and Rozsa viola concertos. She was also a prize winner in the 2015-16 EnKor International Music Competition for Strings.
Barnett maintains an active private teaching studio from her home studio in Maryland. In her spare time, Barnett loves cooking, gardening, and walking.