Rebecca Seeman

Rebecca P.N. Seeman

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Rebecca has been a member of the music faculty at USF since 2001. She conducts the USF Classical Choral Ensembles and teaches Intro to Music Theory and Private Voice. In addition to her work at USF, Rebecca serves as Artistic Executive Director of Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus in Berkeley. She holds BA and MA degrees in Voice and Conducting from UC Santa Cruz, a DMA in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa, a Masters of Nonprofit Administration from USF, and certifications in Estill Voice Training. Rebecca specializes in the music of Sweden and the intersection between the performing arts and social justice. She speaks regularly about ADEI (Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) in the choral arts. Her conducting teachers have included Eric Ericson, Nicole Paiement, Timothy Stalter, and William Hatcher. Rebecca lives in San Leandro with her husband Pete and their fur babies Laila and Pangur.


  • Choral music
  • Vocal music
  • Conducting
  • Music theory
  • Arts administration

Research Areas

  • Choral music of Sweden
  • ADEI in the Choral ARts


  • Chair, Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Award Committee


  • University of San Francisco, Masters of Nonprofit Administration, 2021
  • University of Iowa, DMA in Choral Conducting & Pedagogy, 2002
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, MA in Conducting and Performance Practice, 1998
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, BA in Vocal Performance, 1992

Prior Experience

  • Artistic Executive Director, Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus
  • Interim Director of UC Choral Ensembles, UC Berkeley
  • Lecturer of Music, UC Santa Cruz

Awards & Distinctions

  • Distinguished Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award, 2012


  • From Learning to Doing: How Organizations are Operationalizing ADEI Work (Panel, Chorus America, 2023)
  • ADEI Toolkit for Choral Organizations: Creating Access, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in the Choral Arts (WDACDA, 2022)
  • One Sky, Many Destinies: Collaborating Across the Prison-University Divide (with André de Quadros; ACDA 2017)