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Rebecca Rollett

Adjunct Professor of Music, Harpsichord
Mary Pappert School of Music

School of Music, Room 216
Phone: 412.396.1333


M.M., Carnegie Mellon University
B.M., Oral Roberts University

Rebecca Rollett is a Pittsburgh dillittante-about-town who has been playing the harpsichord since she was about 16. As a harpsichordist she has performed with the Santa Fe Symphony, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Serenata of Santa Fe, the Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the Sewickley Bach Festival, and numerous other gigs. She likes continuo playing in particular because it is so difficult for the audience to tell when a mistake has been made.

Her day jobs are Artistic Director of The Pittsburgh Camerata and Contributing Author for Behind the Steel Curtain.

She has directed The Pittsburgh Camerata since 1998, when she graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Masters in Choral Conducting under the tutalege of the renowned Robert Page. During her tenure with The Pittsburgh Camerata, it has become known for unusual (some might say bizarre) programming, and fortunately fine singing as well.

Her Steelers obsession is much more recent, as she only became a football fan during the disappointing 2009 season. (That is as good a definition of irony as any you will find.) Her role on Behind the Steel Curtain is a dual one; she is both the resident stats guru (another nice bit of irony) and the writer of pieces comparing, say, football coaching to choral conducting, or playing the French horn to place-kicking. Because of her unique niche she is almost assured of lifetime employment, no small thing in these perilous times.