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Rachael Miller

Violin from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2017
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$150 - $2000 per event
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About
What to Expect:
"In my 25 years as a professor at ISU, Rachael's gift as a technician on the violin ranks as the best undergraduate student I have ever had in my studio."
- Dr. Sarah Gentry , Violin Professor at ISU
"She is a first rate musician and a wonderful communicator with both words and music."
-Michael H. Dicker, Former Bassoon from Juilliard's School of Music
".. a student who began taking lessons from me at 4 years of age and showed a rare musical ability even at this young age."
-Laura Dokmo Polick, Chicagoland Private Teacher

OVERVIEW:
Accomplished, classically trained violinist with over 20 years of orchestral, operatic, chamber, and special occasion expertise. Full-time, passionate, self-employed performer who networks, markets, promotes, and executes all aspects of my business. Committed to creating a tailored, memorable customer experience.
EXPERIENCE:
Professional Violinist, Chicagoland Area, IL (2017-Current)
-Built strong reputation which lead to full-time performance schedule for more than two years in the Chicago area
-Refined repertoire to accommodate any setting from an engagement party to a Fortune 500 corporate function
-Carved niche in the Chicago music community affording the opportunity to perform for upper echelon events and an A-List celebrity
-Aligned with reputable wedding companies, contractors, bands, DJs, and event vendors to ensure seamless customer experiences
-Accepted exclusive, all-expense paid gigs in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Tampa
-Obtained top of the line sound equipment providing complete autonomy at any venue
Studio Recordings, Chicagoland Area, IL (2016-Current)
-Collaborated with sound engineers and other musicians to create original content
-Produced high-quality improvisation and sheet music for client's original tracks
-Created promotional renditions of violin covers from a wide range of mainstream music charts
-Launched first single I Want to Know January 2020
Trala: Learn Violin, Chicago, IL (2018-Current)
-Transcribed sheet music and created video lesson plans for use in the app
-Redesigned Trala's social media platforms while keeping them up to date introducing them to violinists throughout Chicago
-Communicated with well-known violinist to coordinate teaching points, song selection, and overall concepts for their lesson plans
-Facilitated marketing strategies to increase subscriptions and customer traffic
Violin Teacher, Private Studio, Batavia, IL (2008-Current)
-Established summer studio of 16 students with various skill levels and ages
-Prepared private lesson plans based on observations of high-level Suzuki instructors
-Organized annual recitals to showcase student achievement

ACTIVITIES AND INVOLVEMENT:
The Chicago Federation of Musicians, Chicago, IL (2017-Current)
-Classified as the top music union, consisting of two thousand professional musicians ranked at the highest level
Jam Night: STIX JAMS, Chicago, IL (2017-Current)
-Networked with professional musicians and entertainers among some that are Grammy Award Winning producers and musicians
-Performed on stage with established musicians in impromptu settings
Illinois State University Symphony Orchestra, Normal, IL (2013-2017)
-Played major works such as Shostakovich No. 10, Tchaikovsky No. 6, Dvorak No. 9, Rite of Spring, War Requiem
-Orchestrated violin sectionals to perfect challenging excerpts while sitting principal stand
-Participated in all musical and operatic productions through the School of Music
Illinois State University Chamber Ensembles, Normal, IL (2013-2017)
-Obtained a principal position in the School of Music's chamber ensemble for students with talent scholarships
Musikgarten Certification Training, Wheaton, IL (2017)
-Learned this teaching method through song, speech, motion, music, and organology from class time and observation
Suzuki Certification Training, Stevens Point, WI (2016)
-Completed classes and observations to teach the Suzuki method of violin instruction
American String Teachers Association, Normal, IL (2014-2015)
-Classified as a member of the largest national organization in America for string teachers
Suzuki Institute, Stevens Point, WI (1999-2012)
-Worked and performed with elite teachers and performers to help enhance orchestral, technical, and individual performance skills
ACCOLADES:
Illinois State University Concerto Competition Finalist, Normal, IL (March 2017)
-Placed in the final four out of 75 graduate and undergraduate students
All-State Honors Orchestra, Peoria, IL (January 2011-2013)
-Achieved the highest level of orchestral placement three consecutive years in Illinois and was seated the Principal Violinist out of over one thousand violinists
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!

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Rachael was outstanding with her accommodation before our wedding and so engaging during her performance at our reception! Her attention to detail, her excitement for our wedding, her engagement with our guests, and just PURE beautiful talent. A few of my guests have already reached out to Rachael to book her for their weddings!! THANK YOU for all of it and more!!!!!! You blew our guests away and made everyone feel so special!!!

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Rachael Miller’s Response:

Awww thank you so much!!! Your wedding was so beautiful!!!!

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Rachael was absolutely fantastic for a proposal event that I was planning. We had communicated a number of times about a set time, place, the music, and the logistics regarding the event; she wanted to make sure everything was up to my planning and expectations. The event ran longer due to my fiance running late, but Rachael was a sport about it. My fiance loved the music she played, and the event was spectacular with Rachael's playing. I would highly recommend Rachael for any event that you are considering. She is very professional in terms of understanding your vision and exceeding it. I can't thank her enough for making that a memorable day for us!!!

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Rachael Miller’s Response:

Thank you!!!

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Rachael, was amazing! She was very professional and went above and beyond to make our day very special!! Far exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!! Thank you Rachael!

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Rachael Miller’s Response:

Thank you!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Oct
9
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2020
Oct
10
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2020
Oct
17
Wedding Ceremony
Mt Zion, IL
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
Oct
24
Wedding Ceremony
Channahon, IL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Dec
18
Engagement Party
Glencoe, IL
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
2021
May
22
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2021
Oct
2
Wedding Ceremony
Des Plaines, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Sep
2
Wedding Ceremony
New Buffalo, MI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Aug
30
Wedding Ceremony
Lisle, IL
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Aug
14
Wedding Ceremony
Rockford, IL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Jul
18
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Jun
22
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2020
Jun
19
Happy Hour
Homewood, IL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
Jun
13
Quinceañera
Hickory Hills, IL
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2020
Jun
7
Graduation Party
Schaumburg, IL
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2020
Jun
6
Anniversary Party
Batavia, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
May
30
Anniversary Party
Hinsdale, IL
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2020
May
23
Wedding Ceremony
Maple Park, IL
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2020
Jan
18
Wedding Reception
Lincolnshire, IL
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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Wedding Ceremonies
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Please note Rachael Miller will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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