Rebecca heads the classical department at the Academy. She is the former Director of Cultural Affairs for the State of Florida. She holds a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Vocal Performance and with Doctoral studies in musicology; she combines her 40 years of teaching and performing experience to prepare voice students with techniques applicable to all styles. Rebecca also is a pianist, and accompanies all her students in the studio and at performances. She has taught at Santa Fe Community College for twenty-one years, and has served as President of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra board and the Gainesville Music Teachers Association.