Rachael Young


The Carolyn Merry & Bob Redfield Chair

Rachael Young is proud to be entering her 10th season with ProMusica! When not performing with her friends and colleagues here in Columbus, Rachael is Principal Bassoonist of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Springfield Symphony Orchestra, a position she previously held with the Kentucky Symphony and Symphony of Southeast Texas. She is also Principal Bassoonist of the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra.

Rachael has maintained an active and varied orchestral career, holding previous positions with the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera and Tuscaloosa Symphony in addition to performing with the Cincinnati Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Louisville Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta and many others. She has also performed as a soloist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a chamber musician, Rachael won a silver medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, performed at the Kennedy Center, and was invited as a fellow to Yale’s Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. She also received the John Celentano Award for Excellence in Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music. Rachael graduated from the Eastman School of Music as a student of John Hunt, and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music as a student of Benjamin Kamins. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and all things culinary arts, and is a native of Oswego, IL.