Lecturer, Brass Methods, Theory
DMA, University of California San Diego
MM, McGill University
BM, Oberlin Conservatory
Rachel Allen is a trumpet performer and music educator from San Diego, California. Her performance activities focus on solo and ensemble repertoire from the last century, but she is equally at home playing the standard repertoire. She collaborates frequently with local composers and improvisers and has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Orquesta de Baja California, San Diego Winds, Renga, Westwind Brass, and Pacific Sound Brass Quintet. She can be heard with the San Diego New Music Ensemble on Decca Records’ Hysteresis. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory, Master or Music from McGill University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of California San Diego. She is on faculty at San Diego State University and MiraCosta College.