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B.M., Butler University, M.M. Boston University, Performance Diploma, Boston University
Rachel Juszczak is an active freelancer, chamber musician, and teacher. She has performed with Symphony New Hampshire, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Lexington Symphony, Boston Opera Collaborative, Commonwealth Lyric Theatre, Fiddlehead Theatre Company, and other ensembles in the New England area. In addition to orchestral work, Rachel has been a finalist in both the Arriaga (Stamford, CT) and Coleman (Pasadena, CA) Chamber Music Competitions and has collaborated with local chamber groups including the Plymouth Symphony Wind Quintet, New England Chamber Players, and Atrium Winds.
Rachel is currently teaching at Westfield State University and is the Bassoon Workshop Assistant at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Previously, she taught non-degree lessons at Boston University and beginning-advanced lessons through the Butler Community Arts School located in Indianapolis, IN. She holds a Master of Music degree and a Performance Diploma in bassoon performance from Boston University and earned her Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance from Butler University, Indianapolis. Her principal teachers include Richard Ranti, Suzanne Nelsen, and Dr. Doug Spaniol.
Other musicians with whom she has studied or participated in masterclasses with include Matthew Ruggiero, Richard Svoboda, Judith LeClair, John Clouser, Gustavo Nuñez, Benjamin Kamins, Christopher Millard, and Gilbert Audin.