B.M., Eastman School of Music
M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
Areas of Expertise: Low Brass and Brass Methods
Rebecca Ciabattari has been instructor of low brass and brass methods at Lycoming College for over a decade and Principal Trombonist of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra since 2015. She also serves as Orchestra Manager/Librarian of the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, as well as music teacher and Choir director at Saint John Neumann Regional Academy High School.
Ciabattari has held positions in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Ohio Light Opera Orchestra, and the Graz Festival Orchestra. Past collegiate faculty appointments have included Case Western Reserve University, South Carolina State University, Hiram College, and Mansfield University.
Additionally, Ciabattari has performed frequently with Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra, and the Blossom Festival Band in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Since 1998, she began a long-standing membership with Cleveland-based, Burning River Brass (BRB), performing throughout the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alaska and Puerto Rico, as well as Taiwan. BRB’s seventh recording is expected to be released in 2018.
Ciabattari holds two degrees focused in trombone performance; a Bachelor of Music, with Performer’s Certificate, from the Eastman School of Music; and a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music. She later completed a Master of Arts degree in Music Education with Teacher’s Licensure from Case Western Reserve University. Devoted to both music and family, Ciabattari enjoys the multi-faceted environment Williamsport has to offer with her husband and three busy children.