Meet the musicians

Rachel Stegeman

Associate Concertmaster

Rachel Stegeman currently serves as Adjunct Violin Faculty Violin Professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh since 2002 where she teaches Applied Violin lessons and “Rep Class”, an intensive audition training class. Many of her students have performing careers in professional orchestras around the world, teaching at Universities, and are fully employed as Music Educators. Rachel studied Violin Performance at Catholic University and Duquesne University, where she earned both Undergraduate and Masters Degrees. Her main teachers include William Steck, Luis Haza, Leslye Gartrell, Ramona Coppage, Sidney Harth, and Robert Lipsett.

She is Concertmaster of the Wheeling Symphony and Youngstown Symphony, Associate Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Pittsburgh Ballet Orchestra, has performed as a guest Concertmaster for the West Virginia Symphony and other regional orchestras, and frequently performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony. Before moving to the East Coast, she was Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Opera Pacific, Los Angeles Opera as well as other orchestras in the area. She was also a member of the Pacific Symphony and a recording studio violinist in hundreds of major motion pictures, records, television shows, commercials and live award shows. Along with husband Charles Stegeman, she created Violin and Viola Boot Camp over 10 years ago, a training program that has served hundreds of students in their studies and careers. 

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