Rachel Fagerburg joined the viola section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in December 1989. She can be heard frequently in prelude concerts at Symphony Hall and in chamber music performances in the Boston area and in the Berkshires. She was a member of the Renard String Quartet with fellow BSO members and has been a soloist with the Boston Pops under both John Williams and Keith Lockhart. A graduate of New England Conservatory of Music, she was a Fellow at Tanglewood Music Center in 1980. Fagerburg's teachers included Heidi Castleman and Eugene Lehner at New England Conservatory and Abraham Skernick at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Before joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she was a member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Opera Company of Boston, Emmanuel Music, and Boston Ballet Orchestra.