Merit School of Music

Rebecca McDaniel

Faculty: Percussion


2021 3Arts Make A Wave grant recipient
M.M., Percussion Performance, University of Missouri-ColumbiaB.A. Music, B.A. Earth and Environmental Sciences, Furman University


Rebecca McDaniel is passionate about sharing music with others and about supporting the creativity of young musicians. Relying on music as a unifying force, Rebecca seeks to share curiosity and joy as a performer, educator, and arts administrator. She is an active chamber percussionist and teacher based in the Chicagoland area, collaborating most frequently with interdisciplinary percussion ensemble Beyond This Point and classical chamber ensemble 5th Wave Collective. She is the Marketing and Development Manager for the Grammy Award-winning quartet Third Coast Percussion, working closely with the ensemble in support of its performance, education, and collaborative programs.

Favorite Musician:

I greatly admire vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant. She is brilliantly talented and astonishingly creative, and she explores art and learning in so many ways.