Classical, Early Music, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk)
(2003) Becca Burrington graduated in trombone performance with honors from Oberlin Conservatory, where she received the Conservatory Dean’s Talent Award. She also studied at Interlochen Arts Center and received the Governor’s Scholar and Outstanding Brass Performance award. An active freelancer on trombone and voice, Becca has performed with the Silk Road Project with Yo-Yo Ma, Santa Rosa Symphony, California Chamber Symphony, Women’s Philharmonic, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Montclair Women’s Big Band, Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, and Erik Jekabson’s Vista Nonet. She has also performed and toured with early music groups such as Trinity Wall Street, California Bach Society, Apollo’s Fire and the Dark Horse Consort.
She is a founding member of Solstice, an award winning female vocal septet. She has sung with an a wide array of artists including Bobby McFerrin, Sufjan Stevens, Meredith Monk, Andy Williams, and John Zorn. Becca has been featured on numerous recordings including the Bernstein Mass (with the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester), four CDs by Solstice, the Montclair Women’s Big Band, and the San Francisco Sinfonietta.
Becca teaches students starting at age 10 and also teaches adults. She focuses on establishing good playing habits with a focus on sound and technique while tailoring each lesson to the strengths and interests of the individual student.
Becca’s students have played in the Oakland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Youth Orchestra, have attended major conservatories, and have gone on to play in professional orchestras and ensembles.
Exam preparation: Entrance Exams for Conservatories