Rebecca Britten Lovingood, Ph.D.

Rebecca Britten Lovingood

Title: Elementary School Educator, Musicologist, Pianist
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

Rebecca Britten Lovingood, Ph.D., Elementary School Educator, Musicologist and Pianist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.

Drawing upon more than five decades of experience, Dr. Lovingood is a distinguished music educator and pianist who has been serving as a musicology lecturer on Beethoven and Prokofiev in Bryn Mawr, PA, since 2007, having previously held the role of music teacher at West End Catholic School for the preceding decade. Prior to these illustrious roles, she served in a number of school districts as an elementary school teacher, including the King of Peace Italian School, the Diocese of Wilmington Schools, the Episcopal Academy, and the Devereux Foundation. She commenced her career as a newspaper reporter for “The Christian Science Monitor” in Boston, MA, for two years beginning in 1963.

Alongside her primary endeavors, Dr. Lovingood was a teacher at the University of Alabama in 1988, having previously been the director of music events at Aldeburgh Music Festival in Suffolk, England, in 1970. The previous year, she was the director of children’s theater at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Equally passionate about her community, she has been a volunteer for the Musical Fund Society.

Dr. Lovingood holds a Bachelor of Science in musicology, piano and cello, and education from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts from the Guildhall School of Music in London, England, and a Doctor of Philosophy in musicology from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She is a certified teacher in the states of New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.

The author of numerous children’s plays, Dr. Lovingood attributes her success to her many mentors, including her parents and various instructors and musicologists at Syracuse University, such as Ernst Bacon, Louis Krasner, Earl George, George Mulfinger and Abraham Veinus. In addition, she was influenced significantly by her family, many of whom were musicians themselves. She has maintained affiliation with the American Association of University Women.

As a testament to her success, Dr. Lovingood has accrued numerous accolades. The recipient of a travel grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York City in 1985, she also received a Legion of Honor from the Chapel of Four Chaplains in Philadelphia, PA, in 1981. Notably, she has been selected for inclusion in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who of American Women.

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