Rucha Trivedi is a clarinetist in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, where she is in demand as a private instructor, clinician, performer, and adjudicator. Ms. Trivedi maintains a studio of 25 private clarinet students in Northern Virginia, and also serves as a D'Addario Woodwinds Clinician. She is the co-founder of the Virtual Clarinet Academy, an online program to help clarinetists improve their technical prowess.
Ms. Trivedi has appeared with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Annapolis Opera, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, the Virginia Grand Military Band, and the Capital Wind Symphony. She can be heard on numerous recordings by the North Texas Wind Symphony, on the UNT Symphony Orchestra's premiere recording of Jake Heggie's Ahab Symphony, and a forthcoming from the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra in partnership with the US Naval Academy.
Ms. Trivedi earned her Masters in Music in Clarinet Performance with a related field in Wind Conducting from the University of North Texas. Honors at UNT include being named a winner of the 2014 UNT Concerto Competition, and performing with the Graduate Wind Quintet. Further, she was selected as a finalist in the 2014 International Clarinet Association’s Young Artist Competition and performed at ClarinetFest in Baton Rouge, LA. Ms. Trivedi earned a Bachelor of Music and French from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Ms. Trivedi's principal teachers include Linda Bartley, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Robert DiLutis, and Nancy Mackenzie. She has studied wind conducting under Eugene Migliaro Corporon and Dennis Fisher.
Ms. Trivedi lives with her husband and two dogs in Virginia.