Rebecca Jeffreys

Rebecca Jeffreys, flutist, Pandora and radio artist, is based near Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a B.M. degree and Performance Certificate from the Crane School of Music and Master's Degree in performance from Catholic University. Currently, she is an active flute teacher at her Pepperell, MA studio and former adjunct professor of flute at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. In 2018 she toured England with the St. Anselm Choir giving performances in Bath Abbey, Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-Upon-Avon and Baliol College Chapel in Oxford.

In May 2018 Rebecca released her third flute and piano album, "Friends in Common Time." Continuing her advocacy promoting works by living composers, this album features works by  6 living composers: Adrienne Albert, Kevin W. Walker (USA), Alexander Timofeev (Moldova), Peter Kutt (Germany) Peter Machajdik (Slovakia) and Francis Kayali (France/USA). This album has been added for radio programming in Slovakia,  Amsterdam, Mexico City, Istanbul, Lima, Dublin, Prague, Lisbon and other European, USA and Canadian cities.

October of 2016 she released her second solo album titled "Poems and Dreams" featuring 5 new works for flute and piano. Alexander Timofeev on the piano. Composers include Adrienne Albert, Francis Kayali, Kevin W. Walker, Russell Nadel and Jeffrey Hoover. Works from this album have been performed at St. Anselm College (NH), Glassboro University (NJ) and at the University of Baltimore (MD). Rebecca has premiered 2 new works Jeffrey Hoover:  "Golden"  and "Romantic Sonata- Poems of Light", which can be heard on the newest album, "Poems and Dreams". Additionally, Rebecca debuted the work "Intermezzo" by Francis Kayali which was selected to be part of the Portland Conservatory Back Cove Music Festival and The Society of Composers, Orono, Maine. "Poems and Dreams" is receiving radio play on numerous stations across the USA, Canada, Chile, Peru, Australia and Mexico. Rebecca Jeffreys' recordings are promoted by Phoenix Classical.    

Early in her career Rebecca was a winner of the Crane School of Music Concerto Competition, a two time winner of the Crane School of Music Contemporary Music Competition and the Bayview Music Festival Concerto Competition. She was also a 2 time concerto soloist with the Catholic University Chamber Winds and one time with the Symphony Orchestra. As a founding director and member of the nationally recognized Woodbridge (VA) Flute Choir, Rebecca gave concerto performances at the Kennedy Center and White House. Under Rebecca's direction, the Woodbridge Flute Choir commissioned numerous original works for flute choir, and produced two CDs. Her solo career has included a concerto performance in a private audience to Pope John Paul II in Rome, Italy and guest concerto performances with various orchestras and wind ensembles. She is a former member of the Jeffreys and Miller Latin Flute and Guitar Duo which made two East Coast tours. Additional concerts have included ensemble performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Phillips Collection, and other prestigious East Coast locations. In 2000 she played in the NFA Professional Flute Choir at the National Flute Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Rebecca was the 2000-2002 President for the Washington Flute Society and the local arrangements chair for the 2002 National Flute Convention in Washington, DC. She performed Baikal Journey by Catherine McMichael at the 2002 Convention and lead a flute choir reading session. Rebecca's debut album, "Tonescapes"continues to receive positive attention nationally and internationally. She returned to the Woodbridge Flute choir as guest performer to celebrate the choir's 10 and 20 year anniversaries. For the 20th anniversary, Rebecca premiered "Concertino" for soloist and flute choir written by Francis Kayali.

In August 2015, Rebecca was a performing member of the Woodbridge Flute Choir which played at the National Flute Convention in Washington, DC. In their program they premiered Balkan Dances by Russell Nadel, with Emma Resmini as soloist. Her most current project involves collaborating with guitarist, Mike Loce and percussionist, Jen Spaziani (Superkava), to write and perform music inspired by folk, ethnic and rock styles. 

Artist's statement:

I’ve been a flutist for many years.  For me, it is the tool that allows me to be musically creative.  From classical and folk, to Eastern and avant-garde music, my love of the flute has taken me across the globe, both figuratively and literally. 

When I perform, I strive to present concerts of high artistic quality, keeping in mind the needs and expectations of individual audiences.   One passion of mine is performing new compositions.  I believe that the repertoire needs this:  people renewing the repertoire by creating new works that reflect ideals and aspects of present day society.  Flute playing for me is a tool to communicate when spoken words fail me. New compositions, and old, all have the same goal of delivering an emotional message to their listener. Nothing makes me happier tean when a listener says I touched their heart in some way.  That is when I know I have connected with the music and the listener has too!

An important aspect of being an artist is teaching others about music. The love of music is perhaps the most important of motivations for any musician at any level, and sharing that love is something vitally important to me.  I do this as a college professor and a private flute studio instructor.  I also have great satisfaction when I lead a masterclasses, providing objective ideas about how to improve one’s flute playing, how to become a better musician and the importance of being a good person.

Looking towards the future, I will continue to play and grow through collaboration with other musicians and composers. Seeking out new timbres and ideas while exploring traditional classics, I aim to deliver innovative concerts with a nod to the familiar.


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