Rachel, a native of Orange County, California, is an emerging artist in LA County currently preforming operatic and concert repertoire. She most recently charmed audiences with the heartwarming role of Just Jeanette in the opera, Too Many Sopranos with Azusa Pacific University and is preparing for a fall production of Carmen covering the role of Michaela with the company Vox Viseralis. This upcoming spring, she will premier as stalwart Fiordiligi, in Azusa Pacific University’s production of Cosi fan tutte.
Honing her skills at the early age of eleven, her passion for singing blossomed while attending the Orange County High School of the Arts receiving training from the Opera conservatory. She continued her studies earning a double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Chapman University, studying under the direction of Kristina Driskill. As a vocalist with the Chapman University Singers, one of their concerts included performing Brittain’s War Requiem with LA Opera’s maestro, James Conlon, at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Rene and Henry Segrestrom Hall. Her operatic roles at Chapman included scenes of Cenerentola from La Cenerentola, and Sylvian from The Merry Widow.
Upon graduating from Chapman University, Rachel moved to Sweden to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her experiences in Sweden left her with a motivation to provide musical opportunities for refugees and displaced individuals within her community in California. In association with The World Relief Organization, Rachel created and directed “Music Makers”, an interactive summer music program for refugee children in her community.
Rachel is in the process of earning a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from Azusa Pacific University, studying with the world-renowned Angela Blasi.