Rebecca Olason, hornist and educator, is passionate about music both as a tradition and as a living art form. She is a founding member of Sound of Late, a contemporary ensemble based in the Portland and Seattle area that has premiered more than forty works by American composers throughout Oregon and Washington and at residencies with Boise State University and the Oregon Bach Festival Composer's Symposium. She also performs as the fourth horn of the Newport Symphony and Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra and freelances with various orchestras in the Pacific Northwest.
As an avid and passionate teacher, Rebecca was the horn instructor at George Fox University 2017-2018 and maintains her own private studio. She presented a lecture on the transcription of George Crumb's “An Idyll for the Misbegotten” by Robert Patterson at the 2015 Northwest Horn Symposium.
Rebecca has a bachelor's degree Summa Cum Laude from the University of Oregon and a masters degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University both in Horn Performance. She studied with Lydia Van Dreel and Denise Tryon.