Rebecca True is a clarinetist and music educator in the Central Florida area. Rebecca earned a Bachelor's of Music Education from Stetson University in Deland, FL, and taught music in public schools for four years. She is a graduate teaching assistant working towards a Master's of Music in Clarinet Performance with a secondary concentration in Music Theory at the University of Florida.
As a clarinetist, Rebecca has performed various solo, chamber, band, and orchestral literature as well as performing in masterclasses with Robert Plane and Ixi Chen. She has performed in the university bands and orchestras for Stetson University and the University of Florida. Rebecca actively performs with regional orchestras including the Gainesville Orchestra, the Ocala Symphony, and the pit orchestra for the Gainesville Civic Chorus. She enjoys chamber music and has formed a wind quintet and a clarinet/mezzo-soprano duo.
Rebecca's passion lies in working with the next generation of musicians. She teaches clarinet sectionals in the public school system as well as maintaining a private studio of students both in person and online. Her past students have been accepted into auditioned performing arts high schools, county honor bands, Florida All-State bands, and earned Superior ratings at district Solo and Ensemble. Rebecca is also certified in World Music Pedagogy through the University of Washington partnered with the Smithsonian Institution.
Rebecca is committed to improving pedagogy related to the approach to contemporary literature, and will be presenting her research "Contemporary Tonalities Through Etudes" at the 2018 International Clarinet Association's juried research competition in Ostend, Belgium.