University of Portland

Rebekah Hanson

Performing & Fine Arts, Assistant Professor, Director of Orchestral Studies

Rebekah Hanson



Buckley Center 236

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Rebekah 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 is the President of the Oregon Suzuki Association and President-Elect of the Oregon String Teachers Association. She has spoken at the ASTA, SAA and NAfME Conferences, as well as serving as a guest clinician for orchestras and festivals throughout Oregon and Washington. In addition to playing music, Rebekah loves reading, board games, and hiking with her wife and dog.


Doctor of Arts, University of Oregon
Master of Music, University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts, George Fox University