Rebecca

Rebecca Ansel – Candidate for Executive Board

 

I became a proud member of Local 77 when I returned to Philadelphia in 2010. As a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the violinist at the Walnut Street Theater and performing with the Philly Pops and Opera Philadelphia — I understand the importance of working together to raise our standard of living as a community. I also understand that we have unique contributions to make to the collective good of our profession.

In addition to the Local 77, I have also been a member of APSCUF (Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties). Both union experiences have reinforced for me that we are stronger when we stand together. We work in a dynamic and quickly evolving industry. It is essential to have representation from all corners of the Philadelphia music scene. There are too many jobs out there in major theaters and halls that should have union representation to ensure fair workplace practices and wages. I believe every working, professional musician is entitled to both. It would be an honor to serve on the executive board for Local 77.

Rebecca Ansel – Candidate for Executive Board

 

I became a proud member of Local 77 when I returned to Philadelphia in 2010. As a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet, the violinist at the Walnut Street Theater and performing with the Philly Pops and Opera Philadelphia — I understand the importance of working together to raise our standard of living as a community. I also understand that we have unique contributions to make to the collective good of our profession.

In addition to the Local 77, I have also been a member of APSCUF (Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties). Both union experiences have reinforced for me that we are stronger when we stand together. We work in a dynamic and quickly evolving industry. It is essential to have representation from all corners of the Philadelphia music scene. There are too many jobs out there in major theaters and halls that should have union representation to ensure fair workplace practices and wages. I believe every working, professional musician is entitled to both. It would be an honor to serve on the executive board for Local 77.

 

Rebecca Ansel, DMA, violinist, has studied, taught and performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Dr. Ansel earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she studied with Kathleen Winkler, and Master and Doctorate degrees in Violin Performance from The University of Michigan where she studied with Paul Kantor, and was a teaching assistant for five years. Dr. Ansel has studied with some of the most widely recognized and acclaimed string quartets, including the Takács Quartet, American String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. Throughout her career, she has performed a variety of musical styles, including baroque music with the Denton Bach Society in Denton, Texas, the New York Early Music Ensemble in Ithaca, NY; contemporary music with Ensemble X, Kulmusik and the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, New York; and chamber music with Roycroft Chamber Music Festival in East Aurora, NY, The Georgetown Festival of the Arts in Georgetown, TX and the Ariadne String Quartet in Ithaca, NY. Her orchestra and chamber orchestra credits include the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY; Skaneateles Festival Orchestra in Skaneateles, NY; Pro-Musica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio; and the Iris Chamber Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee. She has been featured as a soloist with the Academia Filarmonica at the University of Oklahoma, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca College Contemporary Music Ensemble, West Chester University’s String Orchestra, and in countless recitals. She has taught violin at the University level since the Fall of 2001, serving as Lecturer of Violin at The Ohio State University, and as Assistant Professor of Violin at Ithaca College. In the 2009 – 2010 academic year, Dr. Ansel was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her teaching duties, she was also a member of the Holberg String Quartet, the Oklahoma Chamber Players, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She is currently living and freelancing in the Philadelphia area, where she is a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet, a violinist at the Walnut Street Theater, an adjunct Artist in Residence at Temple University Preparatory division and a private instructor.

 

Rebecca Ansel, DMA, violinist, has studied, taught and performed throughout the United States and in Europe. Dr. Ansel earned her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she studied with Kathleen Winkler, and Master and Doctorate degrees in Violin Performance from The University of Michigan where she studied with Paul Kantor, and was a teaching assistant for five years. Dr. Ansel has studied with some of the most widely recognized and acclaimed string quartets, including the Takács Quartet, American String Quartet, Brentano String Quartet and the Lydian String Quartet. Throughout her career, she has performed a variety of musical styles, including baroque music with the Denton Bach Society in Denton, Texas, the New York Early Music Ensemble in Ithaca, NY; contemporary music with Ensemble X, Kulmusik and the Light in Winter Festival in Ithaca, New York; and chamber music with Roycroft Chamber Music Festival in East Aurora, NY, The Georgetown Festival of the Arts in Georgetown, TX and the Ariadne String Quartet in Ithaca, NY. Her orchestra and chamber orchestra credits include the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, NY; Skaneateles Festival Orchestra in Skaneateles, NY; Pro-Musica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus, Ohio; and the Iris Chamber Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee. She has been featured as a soloist with the Academia Filarmonica at the University of Oklahoma, Columbus Bach Ensemble, Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca College Contemporary Music Ensemble, West Chester University’s String Orchestra, and in countless recitals. She has taught violin at the University level since the Fall of 2001, serving as Lecturer of Violin at The Ohio State University, and as Assistant Professor of Violin at Ithaca College. In the 2009 – 2010 academic year, Dr. Ansel was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Oklahoma. In addition to her teaching duties, she was also a member of the Holberg String Quartet, the Oklahoma Chamber Players, and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She is currently living and freelancing in the Philadelphia area, where she is a member of the Pennsylvania Ballet, a violinist at the Walnut Street Theater, an adjunct Artist in Residence at Temple University Preparatory division and a private instructor.

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