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Dr. Rachel Yoder is a Bothell-based clarinetist who teaches and performs throughout the Seattle area. She currently performs with the Madera Wind Quintet, Seattle Modern Orchestra and Odd Partials clarinet/electronics duo, with additional recent collaborations including the Universal Language Project, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra, and a video production of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint at the Classical KING-FM studios. Rachel is adjunct professor of music theory and clarinet at the DigiPen Institute of Technology (Redmond, WA) and currently serves as editor of The Clarinet, quarterly journal of the International Clarinet Association. She earned a doctorate in clarinet performance from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in clarinet performance from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in music education from Ball State University. Her teachers include James Gillespie, Caroline Hartig and Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr.