Rachel Julian received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2005. She also holds a Master of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Music.
A freelance percussionist in Las Vegas, Rachel’s performance credits include the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Pops, Vegas! The Show, Hugh Jackman, Celtic Woman, Lion King – Las Vegas, Hairspray, Opera Las Vegas, David Perrico’s Pop Strings Orchestra, Nevada Opera Theatre, Luciano Pavarotti’s Farewell Tour, Killian’s Angels, Steel R & R Steel Drum Duo, the Tommy Rocker Band, and other freelance opportunities. Rachel appears on the DVD, Andrea Bocelli – Amore Under the Desert Sky, and has performed in Mexico, Canada, England, China, Austria, Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
As an educator, Rachel is Chair of Visual & Performing Arts/Director of Percussion at the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy (2008-present) as well as Percussion Specialist with the Las Vegas Youth Orchestras and the Clark County School District. She instructs camps, adjudicates, gives clinics, and maintains a private studio.
Rachel is a member of the American Federation of Musicians, and the Vic Firth Education Team. She endorses Remo Drums & Percussion, SABIAN Cymbals and Majestic/Mapex Percussion. She also served as Secretary of the Nevada Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society for ten years.