Rachel Kamradt is a freelance oboist and private studio instructor in the greater Tucson area.
Raised in California, she began studying oboe with her uncle at the age of ten and later went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in music performance at Humboldt State University, where she studied with Virginia Ryder. She has played with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Bay View Chamber Orchestra, Eureka Symphony and the Humboldt Symphony. Ms. Kamradt is also a member of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet, with whom she has competed in Chicago in the 2013 MTNA National Chamber Music Competition, travelled to China for a three-week tour in 2014, and competed in Columbus, MO, in the 2015 Plowman Chamber Music Competition. She has performed in masterclasses with Robert Walters, Peter Cooper, Christoph Hartmann, and David Weiss. Currently, she is finishing up her M.M. at the University of Arizona, where she was awarded a teaching assistantship and studies with Sara Fraker.
In addition to her performance activities, Ms. Kamradt maintains a private studio in the greater Tucson area. Her students have played in numerous ensembles in the region, including UA Outreach Band, Tucson Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, AZMEA South Central All-Regional Band, and AZMEA South Central All-Regional Orchestra. Outside of private teaching, she is an oboe section coach for the University of Arizona Outreach Band and an oboe instructor at the Catalina Foothills School District Beginning Band Camp. She has also worked as a camp intern for Bocal Majority Double Reed Camp, which provides high quality oboe and bassoon training to middle and high school students across the country. Ms. Kamradt is an advocate of El Sistema, a Venezuelan music education program that uses free classical music instruction to transform the lives of at-risk youth, and aspires to start an El Sistema-inspired chamber music program in the future.