Rebekah Hanson | University of Portland

Rebekah Hanson

Assistant Professor, Performing & Fine Arts

Rebekah HansonRebekah Hanson is joining UP as an assistant professor of music and fine arts and director of orchestral studies. As a conductor, violist, and musicologist, Rebekah is especially interested in compositions by female and marginalized composers and strives to bring these lesser known works to new audiences. With a passion for teaching, Rebekah emphasizes the collaboration and community engagement that music can inspire. Her goal as a conductor, teacher, and chamber musician is to help students and audiences understand both the technical work that goes into a performance and also the sense of awe and wonder that music brings to our lives. Rebekah has spoken at conferences for the American String Teachers Association, Suzuki Association of the Americas, and National Association for Music Education, as well as serving as a guest clinician for orchestras and festivals throughout Oregon and Washington. Rebekah received her D.M.A. and M.Mus. in viola performance and pedagogy with an emphasis in musicology from the University of Oregon. In addition to playing music, Rebekah loves reading, board games, and hiking with her family and dog.