Faculty & Staff

photograph of Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson

Professor of Oboe


A prize winner in the 1995 New York International Competition for Solo Oboists and in the 1988 Lucarelli International Solo Oboe Competition, Rebecca Henderson has performed as Acting Principal Oboist with the National Symphony and Colorado Symphony orchestras, as Guest Principal Oboist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the Rochester Philharmonic, and has been a member of the Colorado Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera Orchestras. She has performed as concerto soloist with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony of Ecuador, and the Philharmonia Northwest Chamber Orchestra in Seattle. Festival performances include the Aspen, Cabrillo, Bellingham, and Boulder Bach Festivals, and she is currently on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top in Texas and the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington. She has been featured on numerous film scores, including Imax films such as “Everest” and “Olympic Glory,” as well as feature films and network television mini-series. As a soloist and chamber musician she has recorded for the Boston Records, Centaur, RCA Masterworks, and RCWinds labels. Her solo CD, “…is but a dream,” has been hailed by critics as “exquisite…a CD that you will play over and over” (Gramophone), and “superb…a wonderfully vibrant, almost luscious sound” (American Record Guide). Ms Henderson holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music, where she was also awarded the distinguished “Performer’s Certificate.” Her teachers include Richard Henderson, James Caldwell, Richard Killmer, John Mack, John de Lancie, and Grover Schiltz. Ms. Henderson has been a member of the Butler School of Music faculty at The University of Texas at Austin since 2001.

Freddie Blood

Graduate Teaching Assistant