Clarinet, Group Class / Program
Classical, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), New Music, Traditional Folk (Us/Int)
(1998) Rachel Condry is an Oakland based clarinetist, improviser, composer and educator. Her musical interests span from pop to classical to free improvisation to acousmatic composition. She often collaborates with other artist, poets and dancers. In 2005, Rachel made her Carnegie Hall debut with The Matt Small Chamber Ensemble, a group that blends jazz and classical approaches with free improvisation.
She is also a founding member of the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra and is the principal clarinetist of the Golden Gate Park Band, the oldest civic band in the nation. In addition to teaching at Community Music Center, Rachel maintains a studio in Berkeley, CA where she teaches private and group lessons in clarinet, recorder, improvisation and chamber music. She has recently taught an undergraduate improvisation ensemble at Mills College. Rachel holds an MFA from Mills College and a BA and BM from Oberlin College and Conservatory.