Director’s Biography

Rebecca Windschitl has over 40 years of teaching with emphasis in violin, viola, cello and bass. She earned a bachelor in Music Education from Truman State College, Kirksville, MO, and completed additional course work at the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Truman State and Morningside College.

She was named “1995-96 Teacher of the Year” by the Iowa String Teacher Association and “Outstanding Music Educator” at the World of Music Festival in Minneapolis in 1999 and 2001. Rebecca is a recipient of the Governors Volunteer Award and 1996 Adult Service Award. Disney Teacher of the Year Nominee, 2000. She is a co-chair of the Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra for Iowa String Teachers Assoc. She has been guest conductor at City Festivals for the Council Bluffs School System as well as guest conductor for Des Moines Schools All City Festival. She has directed 27 stage productions.

She is a member of the Iowa String Teachers Association, Iowa Music Educators Association, American String Teachers Association and National School Orchestra Association. Rebecca directs The Perfect Fifth, a quintet she founded in 1987. The quintet performs at area social and community events and weddings. Sophisticated String Trio is a newly formed group within the studio. Recently, Rebecca was accepted into the Cambridge Who’s Who, a global networking company. In December 2011, she was named the outstanding Achievement in Instrumental and Strings Music Education by the Music Reunion Alumni Association of Northeast MO State University (Now Truman State University).