Rachel Braude, flutist and piccoloist, is an active performer and teacher in the Boston area. She can often be seen performing with the Boston Ballet Orchestra, the Boston Pops and the Boston Symphony and she currently holds positions in the Boston Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic and Opera Boston. She is the former principal piccoloist of the St. Louis Symphony. An active teacher, she teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music (Prep Division) and maintains a private studio. Former teaching positions include the University of Massachusetts (Boston) and Rhode Island College. Rachel is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music and the Juilliard School and her principal teachers include Trevor Wye, Bradley Garner, Geralyn Coticone and Lois Schaefer. She can be heard on the Chandos, Naxos, New World and BMOP Sound labels. Her debut solo recording can be heard on the album In Media Res in a piece written especially for her by the composer Lisa Biewala, long time BMOP collaborator and Prix de Rome winnerIn the summers, Rachel performs at the New Hampshire Music Festival and teaches at the Greenwood Music Camp (Junior Division). Rachel and her husband, the violinist Charles Dimmick, have a young daughter, Chloe, and two naughty cats who occasionally object to her practicing high notes on the piccolo.