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Rachelle Berthelsen-Davis Instructor Email

Rachelle Berthelsen-Davis is the director of the Pacific Union College Chamber Orchestra and teaches violin and viola as an Assistant Professor of Music at Pacific Union College in Angwin, California. Prior to moving to California, she was the concertmaster and assistant director of the New England Symphonic Ensemble, the resident orchestra for Mid-America Productions at Carnegie Hall, New York. In this position, Berthelsen-Davis frequently performed under the baton of the renowned composer/conductor John Rutter as well as Jonathan Leavitt, Jonathan Griffith, and James Bingham. While on the East Coast she was also a founding member of the Columbia Quartet and the Dolce Duo and is currently a member of the Claret String Quartet.

As soloist, concertmaster, and chamber musician, Berthelsen-Davis has toured Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, China, and Southeast Asia, as well as the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, performing in such prestigious venues as the Kennedy Center, the Jerusalem Theater, the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Carnegie Hall, the Royal Opera House in Cairo, Egypt, the Cathedrals of Notre Dame in Paris, San Marco in Venice, and Ely Cathedral in England, at Town Hall in Cape Town, for Chinese National Television in Beijing, and, most recently, for Mexican National Television at the Castillo de Chapultepec in Mexico City.

Dr. Berthelsen-Davis holds degrees from the University of Texas (DMA), Indiana University (MM), and Pacific Union College (BS) and lives in Angwin, California with her husband, Kent, and sons, Ethan and Benjamin.