Rachel Fine joined Yale Schwarzman Center as executive director in October 2022 following her role as executive director and CEO of the Los Angeles-based Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Also a concert pianist, Rachel attended the Music Academy of the West and Eastman School of Music. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and recently received the Distinguished Alumna Award from UCI’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Other educational pursuits led her to Yale, where she studied musicology, and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., where she was an arts management fellow.
Prior to her tenure at The Wallis, Rachel was executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (2010-2015) and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (2007-2010). In 2009, she founded and built the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus’ Young Men’s Ensemble, a rare chorus for boys with changing voices, and which has toured the United States, Canada, Cuba, Vatican City, and Mexico City.
With the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Fine introduced and produced “Play Me, I’m Yours,” a citywide piano installation and community art project. She also conceived and produced Strad Fest, a weeklong international festival of Stradivarius violins. Additionally, Rachel has held leadership positions at the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, Aspen Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera, and The Juilliard School, among others.