Raised in California, Rachel Kamradt began studying the oboe with her uncle at the age of ten. She later went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in music performance at Humboldt State University, where she studied with Virginia Ryder. She has also participated in masterclasses with Robert Walters, Peter Cooper, Christoph Hartmann, and David Weiss. The instrumental category winner of the Humboldt State Concerto/Aria Competition, she has played with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Symphony Orchestra, Eureka Symphony and the Humboldt Symphony, with whom she has performed as a soloist. She is also a member of the Fred Fox Graduate Wind Quintet, who were National Finalists in the 2014 MTNA Chamber Winds Division Competition.
In addition to her performance activities, Ms. Kamradt is an advocate of El Sistema, a Venezuelan music education program that uses classical music to transform the lives of at-risk youth, and aspires to start her own El Sistema-inspired program in the future. She is currently attending the University of Arizona, where she was awarded a teaching assistantship and studies with Sara Fraker.