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Rachelle McCabeRachelle McCabe, concert pianist and Professor of Music at Oregon State University, enjoys an international career as artist-teacher and is well known to audiences throughout the Pacific Northwest where she appears frequently as a solo recitalist and highly respected chamber musician. She has performed extensively in the United States, Canada, Southeast Asia and England. In addition to solo piano recitals in Seattle, Singapore, Malaysia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Portland and Cambridge (UK), she has been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, the CBC, and PBS television.

She has collaborated in chamber music recitals and concerto performances with some of the world’s finest artists including David Shifrin, Peter Schickele, Yuri Mazurkevich, and Gary Karr. With her sister, Robin McCabe, she performs duo piano concerts. As concerto soloist, Rachelle McCabe has played with many North American orchestras including the Seattle Symphony, the Pittsburgh, Oregon and Victoria symphonies and is a frequent soloist with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony. She has appeared in many summer festivals including the Victoria International Festival, The Johanessen Summer School of the Arts, The Highlands Festival in North Carolina, Chamber Music Northwest and the Chintimini Chamber Music Festival. As Artist in Residence at LaSalle, a school of the arts in Singapore, she was named an affiliate artist of the school. She is also an experienced harpsichordist and fortepianist.

At Oregon State University, Dr. McCabe directs the piano program and teaches the music history sequence for undergraduate music majors. On the basis of outstanding teaching, she was named a Master Teacher in the College of Liberal Arts. She holds a doctorate (DMA) from The University of Michigan where she studied with Theodore Lettvin and Gyorgy Sandor, her masters The Juilliard School where she studied with Ania Dorfmann, and her bachelors from The University of Washington where she studied with Bela Siki.

A valuable recent educational initiative is the OSU Chamber Music Workshop, which she founded in 2013 with violinist Jessica Lambert. Advanced and intermediate young instrumentalists come to Corvallis from across the States to work intensively on chamber music for one or two weeks in summer, with excellent coaching.