Playground Ensemble

Rachel Hargroder- percussion

Rachel Hargroder is an active percussionist in the Denver area. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in percussion performance from Metro State College of Denver in 2005 and her Master’s degree in percussion performance from University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music in 2008.

In addition to her position at Lamont as Concert Production and Facilities manager, she regularly performs with local groups including, amongst others, the Colorado Symphony, The Denver Brass, Fort Collins Symphony, Boulder Philharmonic, Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Walden Chamber Group and the Playground Ensemble. She has also performed with multiple touring groups such as So Percussion, The Irish Tenors and the Vail International Dance Festival.