Rachelle McCabe is the Artistic Director of Corvallis-OSU Piano International. She enjoys an international career as a concert pianist and artist teacher, and has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, and in China, Canada, Southeast Asia, France, and England. She has held teaching residencies in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and British Columbia.
Rachelle McCabe is a professor of Music at Oregon State University. She directs numerous educational programs at Oregon State, including frequent master classes with world-renowned pianists, the OSU Chamber Music Workshop, and the OSU Summer Piano Institute.
Believing in the power of collaborative arts to bring about change, Rachelle McCabe has created innovative programs with writer/philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore to address the global crisis of climate change and extinction. The two have performed their compelling program, The Extinction Variations in many cities across the USA, Canada, and United Kingdom, and the program has recently been made into a documentary film. Rachelle enjoys a long-time duo-piano partnership with her sister Robin McCabe. In 2018, the duo performed recitals and taught at four leading music conservatories in Beijing.
Rachelle holds a doctorate (DMA) from The University of Michigan, a master’s degree from The Juilliard School, and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Washington. Her teachers were Willard Schultz, Béla Siki, Ania Dorfmann, Gyorgy Sandor, and Theodore Lettvin.