Rebekah Edewards was born in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and began studying violin at age seven. While attending the Meadowmount School of Music she started playing viola, switching over completely in her junior year at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Ms. Edewards studied viola with Mark Jackobs and violin with Linda Cerone, receiving her bachelor of music degree in viola performance, with a violin performance minor, in 2008. Her senior year at CIM, she was awarded the annual Horace & Marie Arnold Viola award. Before joining the BSO, she held positions with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra and was principal of the Charlotte Symphony, Akron Symphony, and Erie Philharmonic. During her tenure in Charlotte, she was a featured soloist performing the Walton Viola Concerto under the baton of Christopher Warren-Green. In addition to Meadowmount, she has spent her summers at the Blossom Music Festival, the Verbier Festival, and the Cabrillo Festival in California.