SSG Rucha Trivedi
Hometown: Madison, WI
Joined the Band: 2022
Ensemble: The U.S. Army Concert Band
Bachelor's Degree: University of Wisconsin
Master's Degree: University of North Texas
SSG Rucha Trivedi joined the U.S. Army Band "Pershing's Own" in 2022. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2014 with a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance and a Related Field in Wind Conducting. At UNT, she served as principal clarinetist of the North Texas Wind Symphony and the UNT Symphony Orchestra, and as the clarinetist of the Center (Graduate) Woodwind Quintet. She won the UNT Concerto Competition in 2013, performing the first movement of the Françaix Clarinet Concerto, and in 2014 was selected as a finalist in the International Clarinet Association's Young Artist Competition. Trivedi completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, majoring in Music Performance and French. Her primary teachers include Linda Bartley, Kimberly Cole Luevano, Robert DiLutis, and Nancy Mackenzie.
Prior to joining "Pershing's Own," Trivedi worked as a freelance musician in the Washington D.C. area, performing with groups such as the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra, and serving as a clarinet and woodwinds sectional coach and adjudicator. She currently maintains a select studio of young clarinetists in Northern Virginia.
In her spare time, Trivedi enjoys reading, loom knitting, and hiking. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband (also a member of "Pershing's Own") and her two dogs, Barnacle and Albus.