About Rebeqa

Called "a powerful, trained voice" (The Stranger) and "an inspiring and excellent teacher" (Mike McCready, Pearl Jam), Rebeqa has been educating for over 15 years. A prolific presenter in the area of equity in arts education, you’ve heard her speak on critical pedagogy and decolonization topics at events sponsored by the World Alliance of Arts Education, the International Society for Music Education, Seattle University's Arts Leadership Conference, and other regional, national, and international venues. Her work has been published in the Journal of Singing, Inter Nos, and POP! the newsletter for the Association of Popular Music Education.

The daughter of a bush pilot and a registered nurse, Rebeqa was born and raised in Talkeetna, Alaska and still can’t help but miss the smell of high bush cranberries in the Fall. As a girl she wanted to be a chemist, but the disappointing discovery that chemists don’t simply blow up science labs like in the movies changed all that. Degrees in voice and music education, paired with a growing awareness of the lack of diverse representation in arts leadership and education convinced her of her true calling.

Her secret vice is Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which she of course only indulges between student's tours & album release dates and her own editorial deadlines.

Rebeqa is a contributing member of:

Discography

  w/ Latitude x Longitude

  • "Song Cycle" (2012), Three Tracks 
  • "Latitude x Longitude" (2011), Full Length Album. It’s a brilliant record.” - Greg Roth of Seattle Music Insider). 
  • "The Basement Chronicles" (2009), Four Tracks

w/ Abrace

  • "Abrace" (2008), Five Tracks. Featuring Messanga (from Cameroon), Llorando Estoy (from Argentina, sung in Spanish), Malaika (sung in Swahili), Abrace al Reino del Cielo (from Guatemala, sung in Spanish), Dibuleounji.

w/ Al Koenig

  • "Home; Not At Home" (2011), Nine Tracks 
  • "Rebeqa Rivers & Al Koenig" (2003), Three Tracks