Ms. Rachel Huch
Rachel Keathley Huch holds degrees from Michigan State University and the Cleveland Institute of Music. She is also an alumnus of the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music, and Encore School for Strings and her former teachers include David and Linda Cerone, Charles Avsharian, Stephen Shipps, Lyman Bodman and Jan Burchman. Ms. Huch has had the honor of performing in venues throughout North and South America as well as Europe. As a soloist, Ms. Huch has also performed with orchestras throughout the United States, and is a laureate of several national and international competitions. Ms. Huch currently serves as Concertmaster of the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra, performs with the Bluewater Chamber Orchestra, the Ohio Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and the Blossom Festival Orchestras. She has also performed with the Bach Festival Orchestra, Grand Rapids Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Jackson Symphony, Midland Symphony, Akron Symphony and Ashland Symphony orchestras, among others. An experienced chamber musician, Ms. Huch has performed with the St. Ann Chamber Orchestra, toured with the International Chamber Soloists, and is first violinist of the Azalea quartet. She performs regularly as a chamber musician throughout Northeast Ohio.
Ms. Huch has performed with artists such as Barry Manilow, Stefon Harris, Josh Groban, Kanye West, Anne Murray, Doc Severinsen, Marvin Hamlisch, and Bobby McFerrin. As a recording artist she has been featured on radio, film, and albums such as The Vig’s self titled debut album, and “It’s about time” with Pat Madden and Sally Potter. She also regularly records violin tracks for American Greetings.
She has spent time on the Chamber Music faculty at CIM, and was a guest artist for the Young Composer’s Program. Her students regularly receive top honors in adjudicated events as well as acceptance into the highest level of youth ensembles, and festivals. Ms. Huch regularly visits a number of public schools throughout the Cleveland community to work and share her expertise with students in the orchestra programs. She is serves regularly as an adjudicator and also as a guest clinician for various programs. She is currently Co-director of the Western Reserve Chamber Festival, on Faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland State University, and the University of Akron. She also maintains a thriving private studio in Orange, OH.