Rachel GriesTitle: Adjunct Lecturer of Music
Office Location: JCFA Room 108
Office Phone: (317) - 738 - 8269
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Gries holds a bachelor's degree in viola performance and a master's degree in early music instrumental performance from Indiana University.
Gries began studying violin at the age of 4 and today teaches both violin and viola lessons at the Indianapolis Academy of Music, where she also serves as chamber music director. She received extensive pedagogical training from Mimi Zweig and has taught for the String Academy of Wisconsin, the Bedford Young Violinists program and the Zionsville middle school string program.
At Indiana University, Gries studied chamber music with Rostislav Dubinsky, Stanley Ritchie, Elizabeth Wright and Wendy Gillespie. She coaches chamber music, gives master classes for the Community Music School of Webster University Baroque String Academy and enjoys membership in the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. In addition, she performs throughout the Midwest with Early Music Saint Louis, Comic Intermezzo, Musika Ekklesia, and in Indianapolis with various string trios and quartets.
Gries continues to play as substitute violin and viola for regional orchestras and ensembles. In the recent past, she served as assistant principal viola of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. She performed in numerous ensembles at the Bloomington Early Music Festival and continues to develop these established musical relationships while raising two wonderful children.