Jacqueline Rasmussen, a native of Twin Falls, Idaho, is a pianist currently based in Southern California. She studied under Sue Miller at the College of Southern Idaho, where she was awarded Music Student of the Year 2017-2018. She moved to California in the fall of 2018, where she furthered her studies under Dr. Jocelyn Chang at Pasadena City College. After completing her Associate of Arts in Music, she now continues her studies at the USC Thornton School of Music with Dr. Stewart Gordon and Daniel Pollack. She will receive her Bachelor’s of Music in Piano Performance with an Education and Society minor in Spring of 2023. Jacqueline has received numerous awards for her academic and artistic accomplishments, including the PCC Piano Competition Scholarship in 2020, Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship Competition First Place Winner in 2020, and PCC Concerto Competition First Place Winner in 2019, where she was featured as a soloist with the PCC orchestra. She has performed in master classes for artists such as Dr. Alan Chow and Sean Duggan and participated in the Atlantic Music Festival Piano Institute in 2018 and Brevard Music Center’s Piano Institute in 2022. Jacqueline also served as principal pianist and director of piano projects in the USC Student Symphony Orchestra during the 2021- 2022 academic year. She has garnered experience as a keyboard collaborator with various vocalists, instrumentalists, composers and dancers, and her performances encompass solo and collaborative concerts and competitions across the United States. Jacqueline’s teaching experience includes years of private piano instruction, participating as a music tutor at Pasadena City College, and as a teaching mentor in the Thornton Community Engagement Program. She is passionate about building a creative, supportive, and accessible musical environment for all her students. Jacqueline is an avid cook and coffee enthusiast, and enjoys dancing, traveling, and spending time with her partner Peter and two dogs.