Rachel Loseke began her musical studies on piano at age 5, taught by her mother. She soon picked up the violin, and eventually came under the tutelage of Dr. Raymond Sidoti in her hometown, Sioux Falls, SD. During high school, Rachel’s violin talent flourished, leading her to win 3rd prize in the Lucy Weed String Competition, to become Concertmaster of the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts Youth Orchestra, and to give numerous solo recitals and concerts with orchestra. After high school, Rachel was accepted into the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with world renown violin teacher Linda Cerone. After receiving her B.M. in violin performance from CIM, Rachel moved to San Diego where she won a substitute violin position with the San Diego Symphony and a full-time position with Orchestra Nova. Besides playing regularly with the two groups, she maintained a large studio, passing on her love of music to students of all ages. In 2011, she won 1st Place String Instrumentalist in the Grossmont Community Concert Association Competition. In September of 2012 Rachel won her position with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.