University of St. Thomas
Office Location: Brady Educational Center lower level 5a
Cellist, Rebecca Arons, D.M.A, is an active performer, producer, music contractor
and teacher. She has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber
Orchestra, the Mill City Summer Opera and has been a member of the Minnesota
Opera Orchestra for 16 years. Dr. Arons has served as adjunct professor at
Gustavus Adolphus College and on the faculty of MacPhail Center for the Arts, St.
Paul Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Chapel Hill Chamber Music Festival
and has taught at Ramsey Center for Performing Arts and St. Paul Academy.
Rebecca has produced over twenty albums on the Lifescapes label for Target,
selling over a million copies worldwide, and has recently helped produce and place
music from AMC’s series, Mad Men in Target stores. She is currently principal at
RDA Productions, LLC and STRINGenius (music production and music
contracting). Rebecca has played over thirty touring broadway productions,
recorded the Original Cast Recording of Disney’s Lion King and also appeared
with a variety of artists from Pavarotti to Josh Groban, Mariah Carey and Prince.
She has performed live on National Public Radio with Garrison Keillor’s, “A
Prairie Home Companion,” live on Minnesota Public Radio with Dessa and has
performed with and produced music for Regis Philbin. She is a founding member
of the Four Voices String Quartet and the alternative rock band, And The
Professors with Adam Levy.
Dr. Arons received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Oberlin Conservatory and
her Master and Doctoral Degrees in Performance from the University of Minnesota
School of Music.