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Dr. Rachelle Berthelsen Davis holds degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (D.M.A.), Indiana University-Bloomington (M.M.), and Pacific Union College (B.S). She teaches violin, viola, chamber music, music history, and violin/viola pedagogy at Pacific Union College, and directs the college's orchestra.


Prior to moving to California, Davis was the concertmaster and assistant director for the New England Symphonic Ensemble, the resident orchestra for Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall in New York City. In this position, she frequently performed under the baton of renowned composer/conductor John Rutter.


As soloist, concertmaster, and chamber musician, Davis has toured Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, China, and Southeast Asia, as well as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She has held positions on the faculties of Indiana University String Academy, the University of Texas String Project, and as an assistant professor at Washington Adventist University in Maryland.


While Davis is primarily a classical violinist and violist, she also enjoys improvising and exploring alternate styles of music such as jazz and Texas style swing. She and her husband, Kent (chair of PUC's department of chemistry), have two sons.


Davis has been part of PCA since 2003.

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