Concert: Mark Streder, Piano and Rachel Peterson, Vocals
Mark Streder was born and raised in the western suburbs of Chicago. He attended public schools and received an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts with high honors from Triton College, and a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Music Composition with honors from Roosevelt University. In addition to playing piano and electronic keyboards with many of Chicagolands top musicians for 25 years, Mark Streder has owned and operated a music production studio producing many projects for television and radio broadcast as well as corporate and industrial clients. He is on the faculty at Elmhurst College teaching music theory, electronic music, and jazz piano.
Rachel Peterson is a musician in the fullest sense of the word. She completed her B.A. in Music Business from Elmhurst College. Her skill sets are many. To name just a few of her skills, Rachel is a vocalist who is equally comfortable singing a wide variety of musical styles, ranging from Classical, Musical Theater, Jazz, Blues, and Pop. She is currently a freelance vocalist working steadily with some of the top musicians and bandleaders in the Chicago area. Rachel has also spent extensive time in the recording studio as both a singer and a voice actress. Her studio work includes jingles and industrial projects.