Rachyl Duffy is earning her Master of Music degree at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Paul Coletti. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), where she studied with Sheila Browne on full scholarship. In 2013, Rachyl's performance of the Bartok Viola Concerto with the UNCSA Symphony Orchestra was reviewed by Peter Perret in Classical Voice of North Carolina, who writes, "Rachyl Duffy was splendid... bravely tackling the many soliloquies and floating effortlessly above the large orchestra. Her intonation was impeccable, her tone warm and passionate and her vibrato expressive and suited to the mood of the moment." In addition to her solo playing, Rachyl is an avid chamber musician and teacher. She is currently a Colburn Teaching Fellow studying pedagogy with Robert Duke, author of Intelligent Music Teaching. This summer, she will teach and play chamber music as viola faculty at Porterville Summer Strings, a free-tuition summer festival for underprivileged children. Afterwards she will return to Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Blue Hill, Maine. Opera, orchestra, and jazz are also among Rachyl's serious interests, along with watching movies, going for walks, and spending time with the people she loves.