Rachel Serber, a native of Plymouth, MN, is currently the acting principal trumpet of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and third trumpet of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. In 2011 Rachel was awarded a trial period with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for the principal trumpet position where she performed and recorded two commercially released recordings for the Dutton Epoch Records label. From 2011-2013 she was a regular member of The Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Rachel is currently a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Music of the Baroque, Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s contemporary music ensemble MusicNOW, The Dubuque Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and the New World Symphony Orchestra. From 2005-2008 Rachel held the third trumpet position in The Symphony in C Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Rossen Milanov.
Rachel has been selected to perform at numerous prestigious music festivals such as: The Pacific Music Festival, Spoleto Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, and the National Repertoire Orchestra. Rachel received a Bachelor’s Degree in music performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, studying with David Bilger. In 2010, she completed her Masters degree at Northwestern University, studying with Professor Barbara Butler, Charles Geyer and Christopher Martin.