Ms. Rebecca Wilson


Instructor, Bassoon

Rebecca Wilson has been serving as instructor of bassoon at Radford University since 2015. She also teaches for the summer residential Governor’s School for Humanities and Visual and Performing Arts, held at Radford. She previously taught bassoon at Virginia Tech for five years and taught at Lynchburg College as well.

In addition to her position at the university level, Rebecca operates a thriving music school, Blue Mountain Music Studio, located in Roanoke, VA. She provides private instruction in piano and bassoon to students of all ages, from kindergarten on up through adults.

She has performed many times with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra as a substitute bassoonist and plays with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra as well. She frequently joins various other ensembles around the area for special performance events throughout the year. The local Celtic band, Second Wynde has her featured as their flute player.

Rebecca began her study of the bassoon with Anthony DeAngelis, of the former Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. She also studied with renowned Eastman professor emeritus K. David Van Hoesen. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, NY, under the direction of John Hunt. Her most recent accomplishment involved returning to college as an adult to earn a Master of Music in Music Education degree from Boston University.