PRINCIPAL FLUTE Camellia Symphony Orchestra
PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR – Waldport, Oregon
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 Houston, Texas and will be moving her practice back to the Waldport, Oregon area effective October 2016. She 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 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, and the San Francisco State Wind Ensemble (as featured piccolo 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, thus uncovering the true nature of the Méthode as a 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 freelance and teaches in the Newport/Waldport metro area.