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Becki Chesnes has been a flutist for 23 years. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music from the renowned University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music where she studied music industry and flute performance. She has done work for Classical KUSC Radio, New Line Cinema, Origination Television Studios, and Warner Bros. Records. In 2007 Rebekah recorded her debut album, Introducing Rebekah Chesnes.
Becki has studied flute privately with Sandra Graef of the Indianapolis Symphony, Kyril Magg of the Cincinnati Symphony and Opera, Gary Woodward of the LA Opera, and Heather Verbeck, Adjunct Faculty at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She has been privileged to play for expert flutists Walfrid Kujala (Northwestern, Chicago Symphony), Tadeu Coelho (University of North Carolina), Mary Stolper (DePaul University), Victoria Jicha (Chicago Symphony), Jim Walker (LA Phil, Session musician), Stephen Preston (Royal Northern College of Music), and Jan Kocman (Winnipeg Symphony) to name a few.
As the Principal Flutist for the West Chester Symphony from 2007-2012, she was a featured soloist with the orchestra in 2012. Becki is an avid freelance musician for weddings and was privileged to serve on the Board of Trustees for the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra from 2012-2015. She was the Piccoloist, Music Librarian and Business Manager for the Butler Philharmonic from 2008-2018 and substitutes for the Clermont Symphony.
Becki teaches flute, piccolo, alto flute, Irish flute, and beginning piano and is a certified professional recording engineer. She operates a freelance sound recording services company, Sound Girl Recording, and teaches all ability levels of flute and recording privately.
Becki has been privileged to become certified in padding techniques from the Vermont Guild of Flute Making where she studied repair with renowned master flute maker Jonathan Landell of Landell Flutes. Becki uses her 12 years of experience in aircraft engine component repair and high tech coating technologies to bring some updated techniques to flute repair.