M.Mus (Performance) Southern California
Head of Woodwinds and Chamber Music
Becky Steltzner is the Course Convenor for Woodwinds, and teaches Clarinet, Teaching Method, Orchestral Studies and is also responsible for the Woodwind Repertoire and Performing Literature courses, as well as the occasional post-graduate course. She holds a M.Mus (Performance) degree (cum laude) from the University of Southern California, and studied under Glenn Bowen and Mitchell Lurie, as well has having master classes with Gervase de Peyer.
In the course of her career, Becky spent 15 years with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, and a further 3 with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, and is very active in chamber music. She is a member of the Amadeus Winds, a group that plays mainly woodwind quintet music, but expands to sextets and octets for other concerts. She is also the Assistant Director of the Franschhoek Mountain Chamber Music Workshop, an annual week of concerts and workshops in Franschhoek for school-going young adults.
A member of the College of Music staff since 1982, Becky has taught all levels, and has also taught at the Beau Soleil Music Centre since 1990. Several of her students have gone overseas on full scholarships. Becky is a frequent external examiner and adjudicator for competitions. She has also had her first composition, Hambani kakuhle Kwela for woodwind quintet, published in America.