I’m thrilled to announce that I will be a teaching artist-in-residence at this summer’s Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, NY. If you are over the age of 18 and are interested in exploring the incredibly diverse repertoire of the 20th and 21st centuries, then this is the festival for you. Head over to Mostlymodernfestival.org to find out more about the program!
I’m honored that I will be participating in both the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar and Yellow Barn’s international chamber music festival this summer. I’ll have the fantastic opportunity to work with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, and composers Alan Louis Smith, John Musto, Brett Dean and Jörg Widmann. Check out the Schedule page to find out more about each festival’s events.
Thank you to the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference organizers for a wonderful conference and for making me feel so welcome! I had a great time performing at the conference in Las Vegas this June as part of my NATS Artist Award competition prize. Thank you also to Distinguished Concerts International New York for including me on their fabulous Spirit Journey concert at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium - it was a blast! Check out the Gallery page to see how much fun we had!
In June of last year, I had the honor of giving the world premier of Eugene Drucker's "Levertov Settings" at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in collaboration with the Steinem Quartet and the New Music for Strings festival. It was an honor and a thrill to give a word premier at the iconic Weill Hall!
Check out the updated Media page to see a video of me performing Ligeti's tour-de-force Mysteries of the Macabre with the Stony Brook Symphony and Eduardo Leandro last year.
In early 2017, Rachel founded Artists for Social Justice Hawai'i, a new arts collective that unites artists of different disciplines to bring attention to pressing social justice issues such as immigration, civil rights and climate change. Head to their website www.Artistsforsocialjustice.org to find out more about what they do.