Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings.
— John Muir, The Wilderness World

New England based pedal and traditional Scottish harpist, Rachel Clemente, has had a passion for music from the early age of five. She began her harp training as a student of the Suzuki method. In addition, she discovered her love of Scottish music through events and competitions held by the Scottish Harp Society of America and the Ohio Scottish Arts School. Her musical education then continued at renowned arts boarding high school, Interlochen Arts Academy. 

In July of 2018, Rachel graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow with a bachelors degree in traditional Scottish music. She also won the title of U.S National Scottish Harp Champion in 2016. 

Currently Rachel is focusing on establishing The Granville Harp Fest in her hometown of Granville, Ohio as well as performing and teaching students and workshops around the eastern U.S.