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Rachelle Risling has been part of Sault Ste Marie's thriving musical community for the past 12 years. In this time she has been active as a classical, jazz and even country musician. Her love for teaching has kept her busy at The Conservatory of Music where she teaches a variety of styles to students at any level.
As a keyboard player, she has enjoyed many tours with singer/songwriter Roger Marin, which include Texas, The Yukon, and most recently a Route 66 tour down to California. As a bass player in the band 'Porter' she has participated in local events like 'Chillifest', Rotartyest, and on St. Joe's Island. As on organist she performs weekly on Mackinac Island with opera singers both local and from throughout the U.S.
Her classical trio Tres Chic has performed locally for events like 'Saulticious' and Algoma's Music Camp, as well as presented concerts at St. Luke's, St. Andrew's, and Algoma's Water Tower Inn, and the Banff Centre for Performing Arts.
Tres Chic (Vanessa Mio, violin, Claire Burrows, cello) has recently enjoyed a 3 week residency at the Banff School of Arts and hope to return next Summer.