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Rebecca Johnson


Illinois-based flutist Rebecca Johnson has been on the faculty of Eastern Illinois University since 2007 and is a member of the chamber orchestra, Sinfonia da Camera. Internationally, she has performed and taught at the Convención Internacionál de las Flautistas in Quito, Ecuador since 2009. Dr. Johnson was first involved in the National Flute Association as the Assistant Program Chair for the 2008 convention and served as the Exhibitor Concert and Showcase Coordinator from 2008-2013. She is serving the organization as Secretary through the end of October. She has been invited to perform at the National Flute Association convention consecutively since 2010.

Recent projects include a presentation at the Midwest Clinic, a lecture at the British Flute Society Convention and a recital at the International Women’s Brass Conference. Dr. Johnson was awarded a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship to attend the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England where she studied with renowned flutist Peter Lloyd.

Dr. Johnson holds degrees from the University of Illinois (DMA), the University of Louisville (MM), the Royal Northern College of Music (PGDip, PPRNCM) and the University of Northern Iowa (BM). Her major teachers include Dianne Aboud, Angeleita Floyd, Kathleen Karr, Jonathan Keeble and Peter Lloyd. 



Eastern Illinois University provides an undergraduate-focused education in Charleston, Illinois. The flute studio is comprised of undergraduate music majors including BA, BM Performance and BM Teacher Licensure. Graduate students earn an MA with a concentration in an area of their choice, typically performance, conducting or composition. For more information, please see the EIU Music Department's Homepage.

Eastern Illinois University's Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Eastern Illinois University's Doudna Fine Arts Center.


I also teach a small number of private students in my home studio in Urbana, Illinois. Please contact me directly to inquire about studio availability or to be placed on the wait list.

Chamber Musician

Rebecca is a part of several small chamber groups, mostly comprised of current and former colleagues from Eastern Illinois University, and loosely called Musique Avec Des Amis. Frequently, she appears with Cara Chowning, piano, Magie Smith, clarinet, and Elizabeth Sullivan, oboe. 

Rebecca Johnson, Elizabeth Sullivan and Magie Smith before a recent performance at Eastern Illinois University.

Rebecca Johnson, Elizabeth Sullivan and Magie Smith before a recent performance at Eastern Illinois University.

Cara Chowning and Rebecca Johnson, 2014

Cara Chowning and Rebecca Johnson, 2014


Recent Performances

Recent Musique Avec Des Amis performances include:

March 2016 Recital with Cara Chowning and Elizabeth Sullivan (EIU)

Fall 2015  Recital Tour with Magie Smith (Illinois, Kentucky and Texas)

Spring 2015 Recital Tour with Cara Chowning, Magie Smith, and Elizabeth Sullivan (Kentucky and Illinois)


Other Regular Performances:

Annual Faculty Recital performances with Cara Chowning, piano, at Eastern Illinois University.

Annual performances with Cara Chowning at the Festival Internacionál de Flautistas en el Centro del Mundo, in Quito, Ecuador.

Consecutive performances at National Flute Association conventions since 2010.

Upcoming Events

January 23, 2017       Trio Village at UNCC                                  7:30 p.m.

January 26-28, 2017    EIU Booth at ILMEA                                    Exhibit Hall Hours

February 18, 2017      Sinfonia da Camera: The American Century              7:30 p.m.

February 25, 2017      EIU Wind Symphony and Faculty Showcase                7:30 p.m.

March 3-4, 2017        Music by Women Festival Recital and Lecture           TBA

March 11, 2017         Sinfonia da Camera: Elijah                            7:30 p.m.

April 15, 2017         Sinfonia da Camera: Scheherazade                      7:30 p.m.

May 5-6, 2017          Illinois Symphony: Fantastic Finale                   7:30 p.m.