Style: Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Pop; Musical Theatre
Title: Adjunct Professor of Voice, CCRI & A Capella Director, St. Georges School Music
Bio: Rachel Hanauer is a proud native New England-er and graduated from UMass Amherst with her Bachelor's in Music (Vocal Performance) in 2012. She received her a Master's degree in Vocal Performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, where she performed in several operas including Contessa di Folleville in Il viaggio a Reims and Infermiera in Suor Angelica. While in Chicago she also performed moving visual artwork with Opera-Matic and was a section leader and soloist for the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest. For the summers of 2014 and 2013, she was chosen by Christopher Bell to sing in the Grant Park Festival's Apprentice Chorale and Festival Chorus. In 2012, she covered the soprano solo in the Poulenc Gloria and had the opportunity to sing it with the Chicago Youth Symphony in Chicago Symphony Hall with the CCPA Chorus.
Rachel currently teaches and performs in Jacksonville, FL and has been featured as a soloist with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. She performs as a choirster with the St. John's Cathedral Choir and as a cantor for St. Patrick Catholic Church. Find out more about her at www.rachelhanauer.com.
“Beyond teaching students the technical side of their craft needed to succeed, I encourage artistic and personal growth and hold my students to a standard of excellence in their learning process. I strive to have every student think critically about their progress while also stepping outside of themselves to see it with an open mind. Learning musical skills requires one to tap into their creative mind while also observing and appreciating the history of their craft, picturing an overall musical goal and outcome of performance. I expect my students to nonjudgmentally evaluate and access their musical performances afterwards in order to grow as a musician.”
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Jazz; Folk; Rock; Classical; Pop; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I offer lessons in a group environment; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I accept students through a college or university program