Rachel Gangwer

Asst. Director of Residence Life



Originally from Wisconsin, Rachel Gangwer currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina where she is the Music Librarian for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. She received her BM in viola performance from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and both her MM and Performance Certificate in Viola Performance from the University of South Carolina. While earning degrees at USC Rachel was the administrative assistant for the Community Music Program and also aided in the organization and formation of their Suzuki Strings Program. Gangwer currently performs as a section musician in the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and has also performed as section violist in the South Carolina Philharmonic, Augusta Symphony, Spartanburg Philharmonic, Florence Symphony, Piccolo Spoleto Symphony Orchestra, and the Southern Great Lakes Symphony. In addition to her library and performance schedule Gangwer also maintains a private studio for beginner violin and viola students. Gangwer looks forward to working alongside her husband Micah in her 13th year at the Festival.