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Regional Chapters Self Nominations 2024
Apr 09

Your NameRachel Frederiksen
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Home/Work Address1811 S Sinclair Ave
Regional ChapterMidsouth
  • Vice President
I have been a member of IDRS:6-10 years
My interests are with the following instrument(s):
  • Bassoon
  • Contrabassoon
Statement of Interest

I currently serve as the Vice President of the existing MDRS organization. While it has only be a short term, I would love to continue serving this group in its new form and help it continue to grow.

Brief Biography

Rachel Frederiksen is an in-demand bassoonist and educator who is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. As a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, she performs across the United States and abroad. As a teacher and pedagogue, she has educated many bassoonists in university masterclasses, conferences, and lessons, and previously held positions at the University of Alabama and the University of Texas at San Antonio as Lecturer of Bassoon. Her current position is Teaching Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas.

​Dr. Rachel Frederiksen completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Michigan State University. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Texas Lutheran University and a Master of Music and Master of Music Education degrees from Baylor University, where she was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Fraternity. When she is not busy teaching, performing, or reed-making, you can find Rachel hanging out with her friends or helping her parents with their many basset hounds and cats in their home in Texas.