Rachel Hauser

Board Member & Chair of the Programming Committee


Rachel Hauser has been working with Musicambia since the fall of 2014 and is thrilled to join us in our mission to provide meaningful musical experiences to inmates across America. An active Development Consultant since 2010, Ms. Hauser has helped organizations across all genres of the arts achieve their fundraising goals. She works regularly with solo artists looking to fund recordings and performances, classical ensembles of all sizes looking to build their annual income and educational institutions seeking specialized program funding.
Prior to launching her own business, Ms. Hauser served as the Grants Coordinator for the Madison Symphony Orchestra, earning the organization major awards from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional arts administration positions have included working as the assistant to the Executive Director of the Bach Dancing and Dynamite chamber music festival in Wisconsin and her very first internship at NPR’s From the Top.

In addition to her work as a fundraiser, Ms. Hauser performs regularly with classical music ensembles across the country. She has been a tenured member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Madison Opera Orchestra since 2007 and plays regularly with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Ballet, the Lacrosse Symphony Orchestra and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra where she previously served as Principal 2nd Violin. She is a regular performer of Chamber Music and was recently featured with her violin duo on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Midday show. She is an alumna of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, the Utrecht Conservatory of Music in the Netherlands, and The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she served as the 2nd violinist of the resident graduate string quartet. Her primary teachers include David Perry, Masuko Ushioda, Richard Wolfe and Louise Behrend.