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Rachel Goff

Sectional Coach - Violin

A native of Tampa, Florida, violist Rachel Goff has been a member of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra since 2008. She also performs as a member of the Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago. Prior to joining the South Bend Symphony, Rachel was a member of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the AMIRUS chamber ensemble. She has concertized throughout Germany, Russia, Korea, Italy, China, Finland and America. Rachel frequently appears with various orchestral ensembles throughout Chicagoland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Nevada.

Rachel is the director of the violin program at St. Andrews Lutheran School in Park Ridge, IL and a private instructor of violin and viola locally in Mishawaka. She holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Northwestern University. Her principal teachers include Peter Slowik, Li-Kuo Chang, Roland Vamos, Karen Ritscher and Donald McInnes.