Rachel Yoder currently serves as editor of The Clarinet, quarterly journal of
the International Clarinet Association, and adjunct professor of music at
the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, Washington. She is based
in the Seattle area, where recent performances and collaborations include
the Seattle Modern Orchestra, Universal Language Project,
Chorosynthesis, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, Odd Partials
clarinet/electronics duo, and a video production of Steve Reich’s New York
Counterpoint at the Classical KINGFM studios.
Rachel has performed and presented throughout the United States,
including appearances at numerous ClarinetFest® conferences, the 2015
International Computer Music Conference, the 2012 and 2013 Society for
Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) conferences, and as
guest artist at the University of Wyoming New Frontiers Festival and the
Texas A&M University – Commerce Clarinet Colloquium.
With the Madera Wind Quintet, Rachel premiered the winning work of the
Joint Wind Quintet Commissioning Project at conferences of the
International Horn Society and International Double Reed Society in 2012.
She was a cofounder of the quintet in 2008 and can be heard on two
recordings, Five at Play (Crescent Phase Records, 2012) featuring
premiere recordings of new works for wind quintet, and Five Piece Combo
(Ravello Records, 2015) featuring the three suites for wind quintet by Don
From 2008 to 2015 she coauthored a regular column in The Clarinet titled
“Clarinet Cache,” and the accompanying Clarinet Cache blog. Her research
interests include interactive computer music, integrating technology into
music pedagogy, and extended techniques for clarinet.
Previous teaching posts have included Southeastern Oklahoma State
University and the University of North Texas, where Rachel served as a
teaching fellow and earned a doctorate in clarinet performance. She also
holds degrees from Michigan State University and Ball State University.
Her teachers include James Gillespie, Caroline Hartig and Elsa Ludewig