Rebekah Miller, Cello
Rebekah Grace Miller, graduated with a degree in cello performance major from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi in May 2019. Rebekah's love for cello and classical music is exhibited through solo and string quartet work, ensembles, orchestral engagement as principal chair with the Belhaven University Orchestra. She was a member and principal cellist of the First Baptist Jackson Sanctuary Orchestra while at Belhaven. She also plays regularly with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Rebekah is the cellist for the Belhaven String Quartet which won the Mississippi State MTNA competition and went on to win third place in the Southeastern Division MTNA competition held in Lynchburg, Virginia in January 2018.
During her years at Belhaven University, Rebekah twice soloed with the Mississippi All-State String Orchestra, and awarded an Exemplary String award. Most recently, she was recognized as the Exemplary Musician and Performer at Belhaven University. This award acknowledges both her skill and her work as a performer, as well as her Christian character and influence both inside and outside the classroom. In February 2019, Rebekah received the Kingdom Transformation Award during the 2019 Belhaven University Honors Convocation and won the 2019 Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs competition. Twice she participated in the Premier Orchestral Institute and was in 2019 a participant in the MasterWorks Festival and was selected to perform in the Honors Recital. In 2019 and 2020, Rebekah was a member of the classical music mission team that participated in the Festival of Epiphany Nights in St. Petersburg, Russia.
A long-time student of Nancy Bateman, Rebekah has studied and played the cello for over thirteen years with true passion and zeal to hone this craft in her own playing as well as the playing of her students. Rebekah's training has included numerous master classes, competitions, participation in the Premier Orchestral Institute, as well as, in the Mississippi All State Orchestra. Rebekah teaches with the AoA and the studio of Sarah Walker.