Rebecca Noreen, bassoonist, was a winner of the Artist International Competition in New York City with the Kammer Quintet which appeared in two recitals in Carnegie Recital Hall.
She graduated with a master's degree in music from Manhattan School of Music and from Western Washington University where she obtained a B.A. and B.E.
Ms. Noreen performs with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, the Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, Waterbury Symphony, Connecticut Concert Opera, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She also is a former member of the New Haven Symphony and the United States Coast Guard Band. She performs with many choral groups in the area such as the Stonington Choral Society, Concora, Con Brio, and the Mystic River Choral.
Her chamber music ventures include the Connecticut Reed Trio and the Laurel Double Reed Ensemble.
Ms. Noreen is an instructor of bassoon at Connecticut College and Calvary Music School and was an instructor at the University of Rhode Island and Hartt Community Division for many years. She also has attended the Waterloo Festival and played with members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductor Gerard Schwarz. In Graz, Austria she performed in the Opera Orchestra of the American Institute of Musical Studies. Her instructors include Stephen Maxym, Jane Taylor, Mark Eubanks, Matthew Ruggiero, Bruce Grainger, and Gregg Henegar.
Ms. Noreen is an avid skier, gardener and vegetarian cook. She also bikes, hikes and does yoga. Ms. Noreen plays pennywhistle for the Mystic Garland Dancers and the Irish Band “The Crazy Celts." She lives in Stonington with her clarinetist husband, Jonathan Towne.
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