College of Arts and Sciences
M.Mus., Cleveland Institute of Music
B.M., University of Arizona
Professor Rachel Jacklin began playing violin at the age of three. What started as an early passion for music has continued to grow throughout the years. Professor Jacklin is an active soloist, educator, orchestral and chamber musician throughout central Illinois. She has appeared as a soloist with the ONU University Orchestra, Catalina Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque, the University of Arizona Symphony and the Albuquerque Youth Symphony. An adjunct professor of violin and viola at Olivet Nazarene University since 2008, Professor Jacklin maintains a studio of 25-30 applied students annually. Additionally, she works closely with the ONU orchestra program, as an adjunct professor, leading violin sectionals and coaching string chamber ensembles. Professor Jacklin is the principal second violinist of the Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, regularly performs with the Heartland Festival Orchestra, and is a substitute for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra. Previous orchestral positions include the New Mexico Symphony, concertmaster of the Austrian American Mozart Academy, and concertmaster of the Catalina Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Professor Jacklin has had guest appearances with the Arcadia Chamber Players, and the Sierra Trio and enjoys collaborating with faculty members at ONU including Dr. Gerald Anderson and her husband, Dr. Matthew Jacklin. She holds a B.M. in violin performance from the University of Arizona, and an M.M. in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy from the Cleveland Institute of Music. A resident of Matteson, Ill., she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, Hope, Christian and Claire.