Rachel Seay has always had a passion for music, so when she was assigned the horn in beginning band at the age of 10, her fate was sealed. After graduating from high school at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, USA, Ms. Seay attended the University of Oregon, graduating cum laude with a degree in horn performance. She received her masters degree in horn performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is currently working toward a Doctorate of Musical Arts at Arizona State University. Her primary teachers have included Ellen Campbell, Douglas Campbell, Randy Gardner, and John Ericson. Ms. Seay has performed in master classes for Mary Bisson, Richard Todd, Alan Spanjer, and Barry Tuckwell. She was a finalist for the Tuckwell Brass Prize at the 2004 Melbourne International Brass Festival and won first prize in the Farkas Solo Competition at the 2005 International Horn Society Symposium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Music-making and teaching has taken Ms. Seay around the globe, with appearances in North America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East as well as to her current position as Instructor of Brass, Music Theory, and Ensembles at the Qatar Music Academy in Doha, Qatar.