Music: Adjunct Instructor
Mrs. Rebecca Ciabattari teaches applied trombone or baritone lessons and brass methods at Lycoming College. She has also served on past adjunct faculty rosters at Hiram College, the University of South Carolina, and Case Western Reserve University. Rebecca has maintained an active private lesson studio in each city she has lived, including Rochester, NY; Charleston, SC; Cleveland, OH; and now Williamsport.
Mrs. Ciabattari has performed with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout her career. She has held positions with the Graz Festival Orchestra (Austria), Ohio Light Opera Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and Canton Symphony Orchestra. As a substitute musician, she has been heard with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, and Williamsport Symphony Orchestra.
As a chamber musician, Rebecca has performed with Cleveland-based, Burning River Brass, since 1998. The ensemble of twelve members performs annually at Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Audiences in 33 of the 50 states have heard them perform, in addition to venues in Puerto Rico and Taiwan. Rebecca can be heard performing both trombone and euphonium on each of the group’s five recordings.
Mrs. Ciabattari holds two advanced degrees in trombone performance; a Bachelor of Music with Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music ’97, and a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music ’99. In addition, she holds a Master of Arts degree in Music Education with Teacher’s Licensure from Case Western Reserve University, ‘05.