Rachel began her violin studies at age 8 and is currently studying with Dr. Won-Bin Yim pursuing a Masters degree at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She graduated from CCM in 2014 with a Bachelors in fine arts for violin performance. Visit Rachel’s website at: http://rachelelizabeth192.wix.com/violinist to learn even more information about services offered.
In high school Rachel was concertmistress of the Oak Hills High School Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Symphonic Orchestra 2007-2010. She participated in the Ohio Music Education Association 2006-2008 and received the top rating each year. Rachel also competed in the National Federation of Music Clubs 2006-2009 and received a Unanimous Superior rating for each performance as well as playing in the 2007 Gold Cup recital. In 2008 Rachel spent a couple weeks at Oberlin College for summer music chamber camp called Credo.
Since attending UC, Rachel has been apart of CCM’s Concert and Philharmonia orchestras as well as studying with the Ariel String Quartet (quartet in residnce). She is currently in her senior year.
Other experiences include teaching private violin lessons 2007-present. Since 2011 Rachel has taught 4th grade violin at C.O.Harrison Elementary and coaches/performs with schools in the Oak Hills School District. She volunteers regulary in the worship services at her home church, Whitewater Crossing Christian Church and is also involved in other churches around the area (Pilgrim Chapel in Mt. Adams and Westwood United Methodist Church). Rachel has experience playing in orchestras for muscials and operas which include: “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “Don Carlos,” “South Pacific,” and “Street Scene.” In addition to these performing opportunities, Rachel does weddings and other special events. In the summer of 2013, Rachel attended and was certified in Every Child Can! and Suzuki Book 1 teaching course and attended Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival. In May 2013 she held a benefit recital, raising 1,300.00 which went to fund her Suzuki certification and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival trips and helped with school tuition. Rachel has benfited from multiple scholarships including: Faternal Order of Police (2010), Jane Young Scholarship (2011, 2012), Cincinnati Women’s Club (2013), and Wyoming Music Club (2013). She appears as featured violinist on the album “Peoples United” on the song Never Let You Go, available on iTunes. Stacey Woolley, violinist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a former teacher whom she continues to study with when school is not in session. Her first teacher was Kathy Anderson followed by Jacquie Fennell. For four years she studied piano with Della Enns.