Instructor of Harp, Interlochen Arts Camp
Professor of Harp, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
D.M.A., Harp Performance, Stony Brook University; M.M., Harp Performance, The Juilliard School; B.M., Harp Performance, University of Michigan
Rachel Brandwein is the Winner of the 2014 Mu Phi Epsilon International Solo Competition, and as Concert Artist, she will concertize around the U.S. from 2014-2016. She teaches harp at Luther College and College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University and has received top prizes in regional and national competitions sponsored by the American Harp Society, American String Teachers Association, and Mu Phi Epsilon. Dr. Brandwein has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, VocalEssence, and the National Lutheran Choir. In 2013, she embarked on a nine-state tour with Trio Matisse. An avid composer, her works have been performed throughout the United States, and she was commissioned by the AHS to write a work for harp and horn. Dr. Brandwein earned degrees from University of Michigan, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University. At Stony Brook she was awarded the prestigious Ackerman Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies for high accomplishment in performance and pedagogy.