Rachel Frederiksen is an active bassoonist and educator, currently pursuing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Michigan State University. At MSU, she studies with Professor Michael Kroth while teachin the double reeds methods course and local private students. Rachel is a founding member of the Apothix Trio, which will be touring the southern United States in the Fall. Rachel receive her bachelor’s of music education and performance degrees from Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, TX under the tutelage of Dr. Mark Rogers. She pursued her master degree at Baylor University under the guidance of Dr. Ann Shoemaker. Rachel plays on a Fox Red Maple 680 with a C1 Heckel bocal.