Rebecca J. McFarland is a freelance clarinetist from Northern Virginia. She holds a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where she studied with Ronald Aufmann of the Cincinnati Symphony. Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with concentrations in Clarinet Performance and Music Education at Virginia Tech, where she studied with Dr. David Widder. While attending Virginia Tech, Rebecca was the winner of the 20th annual David Widder Student Soloist Competition. In addition to her collegiate studies, Rebecca has also attended summer music festivals such as the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, the California Clarinet Clinic, the Clarinet Academy of the South, the Buffet Summer Clarinet Academy, and the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestral Musicians.
Rebecca maintained a private clarinet studio during the course of both of her degree programs in Blacksburg, Virginia, and in Cincinnati, Ohio before she opened the RJM Clarinet Studio in Ashburn, Virginia in 2015. While living in Cincinnati, Rebecca also worked with the West Chester Academy of Music and Dance (West Chester, Ohio), and the Whiz Kids Music Program (Cincinnati, Ohio). She has also worked at summer band camps throughout the Northern Virginia region, and regularly teaches clarinet technique classes and clarinet sectionals in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties during the school year. Rebecca currently studies with Rob Patterson, and plays Eb clarinet with the Charlottesville Symphony.