Rebecca Watson

Rebecca Watson

Dr. Rebecca Hagen Watson served as Chair, Department of Music Education and Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at Liberty University, Second Bassoon at the National Philharmonic Orchestra, and Utility Bassoon and Contrabassoon with the Britt Festival Arts Orchestra. She played Bassoon/Contrabassoon with the Pfalztheater Orchester, Germany for 8 seasons and performed, recorded, and toured with orchestra such as the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Suedwest Rundfunk Kaiserslautern, and the Saarlaendische Rundfunk Orchester. Dr. Watson completed her Doctorate at the University of Arizona, studying bassoon with Dr. William Dietz. She finished her Master’s degree, magna cum laude, from the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule, Dusseldorf, in Germany, studying with Gustavo Nunez. She received her B.M. in Bassoon Performance from the University of Minnesota, with John Miller. She has performed with many orchestras including the National Symphony, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and others.