Flutist Rebecca Johnson has been on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University since 2007, and is 2nd flutist of the orchestra Sinfonia da Camera. Dr. Johnson enjoys national prominence as performer and teacher through her work on numerous guest artist recital series, master classes, festivals and orchestras. Internationally, she has regularly performed and taught at the Convención Internacionál de las Flautistas in Quito, Ecuador, since 2009, and was a featured artist at the 2018 Festival Internacional de Flautistas in São Paulo, Brazil. Recent projects include a recording of Thea Musgrave’s music with oboist Elizabeth Sullivan and many regional and national conference presentations, mostly focusing on works by female composers.
Dr. Johnson was first involved in the National Flute Association as the Assistant Program Chair for the 2008 convention. Subsequently, she served the Association as Secretary from 2014-2016, and currently serves as the Program Chair for the 2019 NFA convention. She has been honored to be invited to perform at each NFA convention from 2010-2018.
Dr. Johnson was a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England where she studied with renowned flutist Peter Lloyd. She holds degrees from the University of Illinois (DMA), the University of Louisville (MM), the Royal Northern College of Music (PGDip, PPRNCM) and the University of Northern Iowa (BM). Her major teachers include Angeleita Floyd, Kathleen Karr, Jonathan Keeble and Peter Lloyd. She enjoys playing music with colleagues, cooking and video games.
D.M.A., University of Illinois
M.M., University of Louisville
P.G.Dip, Royal Northern College of Music
PPRNCM, Royal Northern College of Music
B.M., University of Northern Iowa