Rachel Kamradt was exposed to the oboe at a young age from her aunt and uncle, and today continues her family's lineage as a second-generation oboist. She has performed extensively with the Eureka Symphony and the Humboldt Symphony, with whom she has also performed as a soloist. In addition to her performance activities, Kamradt recently finished her appointment as co-director of the North Coast Music Mentors, a volunteer group that brings free music lessons to children in Humboldt County. She is an advocate of El Sistema, a Venezuelan music education program, and aspires to start her own El Sistema-inspired program in the future.
Ms. Kamradt completed her undergraduate training at Humboldt State University, where she studied with Virginia Ryder. She is currently attending the University of Arizona, where she was awarded a teaching assistantship with the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet and studies with Sara Fraker.