Rebekah Chesnes has been a flutist for 21 years and a recording engineer for 16. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music from the renowned University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music where she studied music industry and flute performance. She has done work for Classical KUSC Radio, New Line Cinema, Origination Television Studios, and Warner Bros. Records. In 2007 Rebekah recorded her debut album, Introducing Rebekah Chesnes. Recently, she was a featured soloist on a Navona Records album Dashing:Sounds of the Seasons achieving #10 on Arkiv Music's Best New Christmas Albums in the US.
Becki has studied flute privately with Sandra Graef of the Indianapolis Symphony, Kyril Magg of the Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, Gary Woodward of the LA Opera, and Heather Verbeck, Adjunct Faculty at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has been privileged to play for expert flutists Walfrid Kujala (Northwestern, Chicago Symphony), Tadeu Coelho (University of North Carolina), Mary Stolper (DePaul University), Victoria Jicha (Chicago Symphony), Jim Walker (LA Phil, Session musician), Bradley Garner (CCM, Julliard), Goran Marcusson (International Soloist), Stephen Preston (Royal Northern College of Music), and Jan Kocman (Winnipeg Symphony) to name a few.
As the Principal Flutist for the West Chester Symphony from 2007-2012, she was a featured soloist with the orchestra in 2012. Becki is an avid freelance musician for weddings and was privileged to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra from 2012-2015.
Becki teaches flute, piccolo, alto flute, irish flute, and beginning piano and is a certified professional recording engineer. She operates a freelance sound recording services company, Sound Girl Recording. Becki teaches privately from her home studio as well as at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, West Chester Music Academy, and Musika Lessons. Becki is currently the Music Librarian and Piccolo player for the Hamilton Fairfield Symphony.
Her most recent endeavor has been opening The Flute Shop in Hamilton, Ohio, a retail and repair source for flutists.