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Cellist Rebekah Herbold started music early, on the violin. Having also studied piano, the viola, classical guitar, and ukulele, Ms. Herbold’s primary instrument is the cello. Rebekah Herbold has studied cello with Benjamin Myers and Mike Mermagen. She has also performed in master classes of distinguished artists such as David Finckel and Wu Han, the Miami String Quartet, and Michael Tree. Ms. Herbold graduated with a near-perfect grade point average as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, from Washington College. Ms. Herbold has the distinction of serving, at various times, as concertmaster and principal cellist of the Washington College Orchestra. Also while at the college, Ms. Herbold won The Clarence Hodson Prize for her exceptional thesis work on composer Benjamin Britten. The award resulted in a fully-funded trip to England to further her research.

Ms. Herbold has taught cello and violin for the past five years. Her students have performed in recitals at HCC as well as in studio recitals. Her students have also auditioned successfully for many ensembles including HCC Cello Ensembles, Enrichment Orchestra, and GT Orchestras. Ms. Herbold has also made many arrangements of music, for various ensembles. Her arrangements include everything from Lotti to Taverner to Coldplay.

Ms. Herbold is an Adjunct Instructor of Music at Howard Community College where she gives private lessons through The Music Institute of HCC and directs the HCC Beginner Cello Ensemble.

Contact Ms. Herbold at rherbold@howardcc.edu