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Rachel Childers

John P. II and Nancy S. Eustis chair, endowed in perpetuity, Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Rachel Childers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as second horn at the start of the 2011-12 season, becoming the first female member of the BSO brass section in its history; she occupies the John P. II and Nancy S. Eustis Chair in the BSO's horn section. Childers received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in music from University of Michigan, followed by an artist diploma from the Colburn School in Los Angeles. She is on the faculty at New England Conservatory of Music.

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