Rebecca Boehm Shaffer
Title: Adjunct Professor of Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 185
Degree: D.M.A., University of Northern Colorado
Interests: Horn, brass methods
Dr. Rebecca Boehm Shaffer teaches horn, horn ensemble, brass methods and ear training at Luther College. While growing up on a lake in northern Wisconsin, Dr. Boehm Shaffer made the trek to Bloomington, Indiana to study with her first horn teacher, Philip Farkas. She holds a Bachelor of Music in horn performance from the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, a Masters of Music degree in horn performance from the University of Wisconsin at Madison where she studied with Douglas Hill and a doctorate in horn performance and pedagogy with a secondary emphasis in music history from the University of Northern Colorado. She was also a student of David Jolley in New York and Jerry Folsom in Los Angeles.
For five years she taught horn and horn pedagogy at the University of Wyoming. An active player she is a member of the Fort Collins Symphony and the Rocky Mountain Horn Ensemble. She freelanced extensively in northern Colorado, where she performed with the Fort Collins, Cheyenne and Greeley Symphonies, Fort Collins Opera and Ballet, the UW Brass Quintet, UW Faculty Recital series, and the Northern Woodwind Quintet. She has performed solos, chamber music and in recording studios, opera and symphony orchestra across the country, and with many artists including Robert Shaw, Tony Bennet, Roberta Peters and Jan Peerce, Metallica and Ray Charles and Frank Sinatra, Jr.
Dr. Boehm Shaffer is the author of The Guide to Horn Ensemble Repertoire, the first reference book in its field. She was invited to conduct a university horn ensemble at the International Horn Symposium in Denver, Colorado in 2008. Dr. Boehm Shaffer, her husband and two daughters live in beautiful Northern Iowa near the Upper Iowa River where they enjoy biking, hiking and making music together.