Rachel Childers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Second Horn at the start of the 2011-12 season, becoming the first female member of the BSO brass section in its history. In Boston, Rachel has soloed with the Boston Classical Orchestra and will perform the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in April 2014. She has given masterclasses at the Colburn School, University of Michigan, Mannes College of Music, University of Denver, and at the Tanglewood Music Center. Formerly Acting Assistant Principal/Utility Horn of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Rachel was also a member of the Long Beach Symphony, Marin (CA) Symphony, Fresno Philharmonic, and the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. Rachel received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the University of Michigan, followed by an Artist Diploma from the Colburn School in Los Angeles. Her teachers included Soren Hermansson, David Jolley, David Krehbiel, and Louis Stout. She was a Los Angeles Philharmonic teaching artist, one of a select faculty of freelance professional musicians who present and teach music in the LA Philharmonic’s partner schools.