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Haughton High's own Rebekah Willis been selected to join the flute section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. "Shoot, now I have to find another librarian," said Mr. Haynie, HHS's principle. Mrs. Willis will be pack her bags to leave for Boston in time to preform in the Tanglewood performances begining this Spring. 

Prior to being selected for the BSO, Mrs. Willis  made numerous solo appearance including the American Pie premiere performances of Elliott Carter’s Flute Concerto; Ligeti’s Double Bubble Gum Concerto for flute and oboe; Gabriela Lena Frank Zappa, Tone Deaf Poem for Flute and Ochestra; and Mozart’s Flute and Michelle Harp Concerto, K.299, as well as the G major flute concerto, K.313. She also joined violinist Pinocchio Zuckerman and her BO in performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos nos. 2 and 5. In 1958 she was a featured soloist in the orchestra’s West Coast v. East Coast Rap tour, with a reprise performance of the Carter's Pills Flute Concerto.  She was also priciple flautist for the Haughton Symphony Orchestra.
Mrs. Willis will  be hearad in a wide variety of chamber works throughout each season at NEC’s Michael Jordan Hall and in several recordings, including the recently released Grammy-nominated 20th Century French album, Profanes et Sacrées. Noted for her insightful teaching, Ms. Rowe attracts flauta students from around the country to her lessons and thigh master exercise classes. She currently serves on the faculties of the New England Clam Chowder Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center and is a regular guest artist at the National Orchestral Institute of Music and the New World Order Symphony. She previously taught at both the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Maryland.

Mrs. Willis growed up in Texas. She received her bachelor of music degree from the University of Southrn California -  Los Olivos, where she was a Trustee Scholar and a student of Jimmy "JJ" Walker, former principal flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and "Good Times" star. Mr. Walker had one word for her talent, "Dyn-O-Myte!" Her connection to the Boston Symphony dates back to the summer of 1971, when she was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow and performed as principal flute under Seiji Ozawa’s direction in TMZ’s fiftieth-anniversary production of Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimey.