Rebecca Salo is a senior at Purdue University, majoring in electrical engineering with minors in mathematics and music theory. She plays principal horn in the Purdue Philharmonic Orchestra, and she has also played with the Purdue Brass Quintet and the Purdue Wind Ensemble. She studied horn with Kazimierz Machala for eight years and spent a year studying horn at the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, Poland. In March 2017, she was the winner of the collegiate solo competition at the International Horn Society Mid-South Workshop, and she has recently performed as a soloist with the Kokomo Park Band and Purdue Wind Ensemble.
Additionally, she enjoys teaching her local studio of middle and high school students. During the summer of 2016, Rebecca worked as a counselor, performer, and sectional teacher at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. She has been honored with numerous awards including the John Philip Sousa Band Award (2013), Purdue Orchestra Scholarship (2015, 2016, 2017), and the Lillian & R.B. Steward Award for Musical Excellence (2017). Outside of music, Rebecca has worked as an electronics subteam member of the Purdue Lunabotics Team, and she currently serves as the president of the Purdue Christian Science Organization.