Rebecca Tobin

Clarinetist Rebecca Tobin is currently a Master of Music student at Rice University as a student of Richie Hawley. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Kenneth Grant and Jon Manasse. Originally from Glen Ellyn, IL, Ms. Tobin has also studied extensively with Gregory Smith of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, Ms. Tobin performs frequently with her wind quintet Midic Winds. In 2013 the group was awarded the bronze medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, and was a finalist at the Arriaga Chamber Competition. Midic Winds’ recent residency at the Eastman School of Music included a concerto performance with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, as well as appearances in recital and masterclass. The group was also featured in the Matinee Musicale chamber series in Duluth, MN.

As an orchestral musician, Ms. Tobin has been awarded fellowships at the National Repertory Orchestra, National Orchestral Institute and the Texas Music Festival. She is also a substitute with the New World Symphony. She can be heard performing frequently with the Shepherd School of Music Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Tobin is a passionate music educator. She teaches private lessons in the Houston area, having previously taught in Rochester, NY and Chicago, IL. She also works with young musicians in the Houston Youth Symphony. Ms. Tobin has led masterclasses and outreach performances in public schools throughout the country.

Outside of music, Ms. Tobin loves traveling and spending time outdoors. She spends part of the summer working on ranches through WWOOF and also enjoys hiking and road trips.