Growing up in a family of musicians, Rebecca Britten Lovingood, PhD holds several degrees, including a Bachelor of Science in musicology, piano, cello, and education from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts from the Guildhall School of Music in London, England, and a Ph.D. in musicology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. As an elementary school educator, musicologist, and pianist, Dr. Lovingood has used her expertise in many positions throughout Pennsylvania. After more than 40 years as an elementary school teacher, she currently works as a musicology lecturer on Beethoven and Prokofiev in the area of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Throughout her career and education, Dr. Lovingood has encountered various mentors such as, Ernst Bacon, a musicologist at Syracuse University; Ifor Jones, head of the Bach choir in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Arthur Poister, an organist; Louis Krasner, a violinist at Syracuse University; Earl George, a composition teacher at Syracuse University; and Abraham Veinus, the author of “Concerto” and a musicologist at Syracuse University.
Dr. Lovingood has also directed music organizations and events, including a festival in Suffolk, England and the Children’s Theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in New York. She has also offered her services as a volunteer with the Musical Fund Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and with the College of Physicians. In addition to work, Dr. Lovingood has authored numerous children’s plays and enjoys swimming, tennis, dog shows, reading, and staying fit.
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