Rebecca Noreen is an instructor of bassoon at Connecticut College. Ms. Noreen 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 M.M. 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, Eastern Connecticut Symphony, and the Rhode Island Philharmonic. She is a former member of the United States Coast Guard Band and the New Haven Symphony. She performs with many choral groups in the area, such as the Stonington Choral Society, Con Brio and the Mystic River Choral. She also taught at the University of Rhode Island for 17 years.
Her chamber music ventures include an oboe, clarinet, bassoon trio called the Prism Trio, which performs extensively in New England, the Hop River Chamber Music Series and the Laurel Double Reed Quartet.
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.