Rachel Duncan Scholarship Established
The International Women's Brass Conference has created a memorial scholarship in the memory of trumpeter Rachel Duncan.
Donations for this scholarship can be sent to the IWBC treasurer at this address:
IWBC: Rachel Duncan Memorial Scholarship
108 Cheltenham Dr
Normal IL 61761-2733
More information about the award:
This award was established in the fall of 2018 in memory of trumpeter Rachel (Serber) Duncan, to be presented to an outstanding female undergraduate music student. This award was created to acknowledge and honor the traits Rachel embodied throughout her career: teamwork, positivity, mentorship, and the internal desire to bring joy to others through her music making.
Rachel served as Lecturer of Trumpet at the University of Virginia as well as principal trumpet of the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra. She earned a bachelor's degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with David Bilger, and a master's degree from Northwestern University, where she studied with Barbara Butler, Charlie Geyer, and Christopher Martin. From 2011-2013 she served as a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She also performed in the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Symphony, Dubuque Symphony, and the New World Symphony Orchestra.
Rachel Duncan passed away on August 8, 2018.
(Source: International Women's Brass Conference)