Dr. Rebecca Rivera enjoys an active career as a performer and educator. As a bassoon and contrabassoon player, Dr. Rivera has recorded for several film and music projects and performed with many ensembles throughout Southern California including Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Philharmonic, Debut Orchestra, American Youth Symphony Orchestra, Golden State Pops Orchestra, Southeast Symphony, Torrance Symphony, Westchester Symphony, Peninsula Symphony and the Pasadena Symphony and Pops Orchestras. Dr. Rivera won the Southeast Symphony concerto competition in 2001. Dr. Rivera recently performed with Elton John at the 125th Anniversary concert for Yamaha. In addition, Rebecca has performed with Wayne Shorter, recorded Jazz Ballet with Louie Bellson at Capitol Records, performed and recorded for Jackie Evancho and appeared in a Verizon commercial. Dr. Rivera has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Orpheum and The Los Angeles Music Center. Dr. Rivera is a guest artist on a CD by flamenco Latino guitarist Tony Ybarra, Fiesta. In addition to maintaining her private teaching studio, Dr. Rivera is a lecturer at the University of Southern California and teaches reed-making workshops throughout the year. Dr. Rebecca Rivera completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in bassoon performance at the University of Southern California, studying with Rose Corrigan and Judith Farmer.