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  • Rebecca Wilt, Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach

    Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    Biography

    Rebecca Wilt has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist. She has worked with many of the world's prominent wind instrument performers, as well as some of the country's foremost vocalists, and she has performed in many of the world's greatest venues in North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Wilt studied with John Wustman, "dean of American accompanists" and pianist for Luciano Pavorotti, as well as Jon Spong, pianist for Sherrill Milnes, and Jessica Paul. She has worked with singers Cynthia Lawerence, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Shirley Verrett, Cheryl Studer, Dawn Upshaw, Jennifer Lane, Eleni Matos, Julianne Olson, Stuart Neill, William Warfield, Stanley Jackson and Scott Bearden. She has also served as pianist and vocal coach for several opera productions, including, La Boheme, La Traviata, Cosi fan Tutte, Die Fledermaus, Le Nozze di Figaro, Romeo et Juliette, Albert Herring and Susannah, among others. In addition to degrees in vocal coaching/collaborative piano, Ms. Wilt also holds two degrees in vocal performance.

    Ms. Wilt has performed in collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has also been the premiere pianist for many of the nation's wind-instrument conferences and competitions, including the National Brass Symposium, the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the National Trumpet Competition, the ARTS competition, the International Trombone Association, the International Horn Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, the National Flute Association, the Music Teacher's National Association, the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the Tromp Muziek Biennale and the International Women's Brass Conference. She frequently gives workshops and master classes at universities and colleges all over the country on topics involving vocal coaching, instrumental chamber music, rehearsing with a pianist, and the competition road.

    Currently, Ms. Wilt serves as vocal coach and collaborative pianist at the University of Delaware and has been on the faculty at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the University of Kentucky, Messiah College, Central Michigan University and the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition, she is on the summer faculty for the Center for Advanced Musical Studies in Enfield, New Hampshire, and has been on the vocal coaching staff at the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria, as well as appearing as guest artist at various festivals all over the world.

 

 

Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClass79092F8A6B08457CAA86D3B3C2C0A778"><p><strong>Rebecca Wilt</strong> has received national and international recognition as a virtuoso collaborative pianist. She has worked with many of the world's prominent wind instrument performers, as well as some of the country's foremost vocalists, and she has performed in many of the world's greatest venues in North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. Wilt studied with John Wustman, "dean of American accompanists" and pianist for Luciano Pavorotti, as well as Jon Spong, pianist for Sherrill Milnes, and Jessica Paul. She has worked with singers Cynthia Lawerence, Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Shirley Verrett, Cheryl Studer, Dawn Upshaw, Jennifer Lane, Eleni Matos, Julianne Olson, Stuart Neill, William Warfield, Stanley Jackson and Scott Bearden. She has also served as pianist and vocal coach for several opera productions, including, <em>La Boheme</em>, <em>La Traviata</em>, <em>Cosi fan Tutte</em>, <em>Die Fledermaus</em>, <em>Le Nozze di Figaro</em>, <em>Romeo et Juliette</em>, <em>Albert Herring</em> and <em>Susannah</em>, among others. In addition to degrees in vocal coaching/collaborative piano, Ms. Wilt also holds two degrees in vocal performance.</p><p>Ms. Wilt has performed in collaboration with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the National Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She has also been the premiere pianist for many of the nation's wind-instrument conferences and competitions, including the National Brass Symposium, the Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, the National Trumpet Competition, the ARTS competition, the International Trombone Association, the International Horn Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the World Saxophone Congress, the Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair, the National Flute Association, the Music Teacher's National Association, the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute, the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the Tromp Muziek Biennale and the International Women's Brass Conference. She frequently gives workshops and master classes at universities and colleges all over the country on topics involving vocal coaching, instrumental chamber music, rehearsing with a pianist, and the competition road. </p><p>Currently, Ms. Wilt serves as vocal coach and collaborative pianist at the University of Delaware and has been on the faculty at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, the University of Kentucky, Messiah College, Central Michigan University and the Interlochen Arts Academy. In addition, she is on the summer faculty for the Center for Advanced Musical Studies in Enfield, New Hampshire, and has been on the vocal coaching staff at the AIMS Festival in Graz, Austria, as well as appearing as guest artist at various festivals all over the world. </p></div>rwilt@udel.eduWilt, Rebecca<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Wilt_rebecca.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Collaborative Pianist and Vocal Coach

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  • School of Music
  • Amy E. du Pont Music Building
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2578
  • ud-music@udel.edu