rebeccaRebecca Olason

Horn and Trumpet

Hornist and educator Rebecca Olason is passionate about music both as a tradition and as a living art form. She is a founding member of contemporary classical ensemble Sound of Late, which has premiered more than forty works by American composers throughout Oregon and Washington and at residencies with Boise State University and the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium. She performs as fourth horn with the Newport Symphony and Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, and as a substitute with various orchestras in the Pacific Northwest, including the Oregon Symphony and Oregon Ballet Theater orchestra

As an avid and passionate teacher, Rebecca is the horn instructor at George Fox University and maintains her own private studio. She also enjoys academic research, and presented a lecture on George Crumb’s arrangement of George Crumb’s “An Idyll for the Misbegotten” at the Northwest Horn Symposium in 2015.

Rebecca graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oregon with a Bachelors of Music in Horn Performance and with a Masters of Music in Horn Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Lydia Van Dreel and Denise Tryon, respectively