Rachel Di Pilla, a sophomore Music Education major from Haddonfield, New Jersey, was recently elected as the Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Educators Association (PCMEA) Region II coordinator. Rachel is a trumpet major and piano minor at IUP and has participated as a member of the Marching Band, Symphony Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphony Band, and Trumpet Ensemble. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota and was also recently elected to the IUP Co-Op board.
Rachel was elected president of the IUP Chapter of PCMEA in her freshman year. At present there are 35 members, making it one of the largest contingents at the recent PCMEA conference held in Erie, Pa.
Rachel first expressed a passion for music education in the seventh grade, when she decided she wanted to be a music teacher. In addition to performing with a local brass quintet—the Resolution Brass—Rachel works in the summers giving private lessons in piano and guitar and as a certified lifeguard.
Department of Music