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ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF FLUTE – Oregon Coast Community College (Newport, Oregon)

PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR – Davis, California

FORMER PRINCIPAL FLUTE Camellia Symphony Orchestra

Rachel Taylor Geier holds a DMA from the University of Minnesota in Flute Performance with an emphasis in Historical Musicology. She received her MM from San Francisco State University and her BM from DePauw University with a Minor in Classics.

Dr. Geier has recently been active as a performer and teacher in Waldport, Oregon and will be moving her practice back to the Davis, California area effective September 2017. Geier has performed with the Houston Flute Club Flute Choir, Camellia City Flute Choir and has instructed flute sectionals for the Davis High School Symphony Orchestra, Newport Middle School Band, and Kerr High School Band programs. Dr. Geier has performed with the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, Folsom Symphony Orchestra, UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Diablo Valley College Symphonic Band (as featured soloist), Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco State Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco State Wind Ensemble (as featured piccolo soloist), and the Gonzaga University Symphony Orchestra (as featured soloist). Dr. Geier has also performed with the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, DePauw University Symphony Orchestra, DePauw University Symphonic Band and the Spokane Youth Symphony.

As a doctoral candidate at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Geier was awarded the prestigious Berneking Fellowship to study with Immanuel Davis, for whom she taught elective and secondary flute lessons as instructor of record. Her dissertation, Misrepresentations, focused on the late 19th century Méthode pour Flûte by Henri Altès, tracing the many revisions of the original publication in subsequent editions of the work, uncovering the true nature of the Méthode as a unique, systematic pedagogical tool.  Research

Dr. Geier has performed in masterclasses for world renowned flutists such as Jean Ferrandis, Robert Stallman, Leone Buyse, Keith Underwood, Gary Schocker, Mario Caroli, Marco Granados and Alexander Technique guru, Pedro de Alcantara. Her former teachers have included Immanuel Davis, Linda Lukas, Anne Reynolds, and Rhonda Bradetich.  Full CV

Dr. Geier currently freelances and teaches in the Davis/Sacramento metro area. Geier hosts a successful flute blog and her weekly Flute Friday posts are read and shared with flutists around the world. Beginning in October 2017, Dr. Geier will be a regular contributor to The Flute View Magazine with her monthly “Flute Horoscopes” column. Check it out here: http://thefluteview.com/

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