Rachel Schlafer-Parton, a multi-instrumentalist, is best known, for her performance on the syringe on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion. She has performed at such venues as the National Gallery of Art, Strathmore Music Center, Bonnaroo, and the Bluebird Cafe. She has also been on staff  with Malcolm Dalglish at Ooolation Outdoor Singing Camp in the Sierras. Locally, she has performed with Farr Horizons, Knoxville, Early Music Project, InterAct Children’s Theatre for the Deaf, Hudon K, and the Band of Humans. In addition to being a musician/music director for four productions of A Christmas Carol, she also played and directed original music for The Story of Opal. Rachel is a certified sign language interpreter and has often interpreted for shows at the Clarence Brown Theatre. She has recently became a Certified Music Practitioner, playing music for patients in hospitals and hospice.