Rachel began her violin studies at age 8 and is currently studying with Dr. Won-Bin Yim pursuing a Doctorate degree at University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She graduated from CCM in 2016 with a Masters and in 2014 with a Bachelors in fine arts for violin performance.
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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 residence). Rachel served as Assistant Concertmaster in Philharmonia for the 2015-2016 school year.
Other experiences include teaching private violin lessons 2007-present. Rachel has taught 4th grade violin at C.O.Harrison Elementary 2011-2015 continues to coach/perform with orchestra in the Oak Hills School District. She volunteers regularly 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 musicals and operas which include: “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Marriage of Figaro,” “Don Giovanni,” “Don Carlos,” “South Pacific,” “1776,” “Into the Woods,” and “Street Scene.” In addition to these performing opportunities, Rachel plays 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. She completed Suzuki Book 2 training in the summer of 2014. 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 benefited 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.
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.