Dedicated to teaching and sharing music with underserved audiences, Ms. Weber collaborates extensively on the development of educational outreach programs for preschoolers, elementary and middle school students, and adults. She also serves on the board of the Houston Viola Society, is a sectional coach and teaching artist for the Houston Youth Symphony, and maintains a private studio of viola and violin students. Ms. Weber holds a Master of Music degree in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she was a student of Lynne Ramsey. She earned her bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) at Rice University, as a student of James Dunham.
An active and versatile performer, violist Rainey Weber is based in Houston, Texas, where she is violist of the Carya String Quartet, the Terra Nostra Ensemble, and St. Andrew’s Strings. Committed to chamber music and community engagement, Ms. Weber is currently a second-year fellow in the Da Camera Young Artist Program. Highlights from recent seasons include performing five of Beethoven’s string quartets as a part of Da Camera’s 2017-18 Beethoven for All series, a tour with the Calliope Quartet of Italy and Austria (July 2017), and recording string tracks for Robert Ellis’ most recent album, Robert Ellis (2016, New West Records). Ms. Weber has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival and School. As a founding member of the Judson String Quartet, she served as the violist for the 2014 Quartet-in-Residence program at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, where she performed, taught, and mentored students in the Advanced String Quartet Institute.