American contralto, Rachelle Moss has worked with opera companies across the country. In addition to performing, she is passionate about guiding enthusiast and young performers through teaching. She has been teaching for the last 5 years. She is extremely experienced and comfortable teaching students from ages 4-over 75 years old.
She received a Bachelor's in Music History and Master's in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the 3rd highest ranked Music School in the United States, University of North Texas. While there, she studied under Dr. Jeffrey Snider and Dr. Stephen Austin. Rachelle has won several singing awards including the Mary Cook Memorial Award for Outstanding Apprentice Artist from the Sarasota Opera Guild and the Helen Price Encouragement Award from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Washington District.
Most recently, Ms. Moss was an Apprentice Artist at Sarasota Opera in 2016. She performed in mainstage productions as well as concerts and special events. Notable scene credits from Sarasota Opera include: Princess Eboli (Don Carlo), Fenena (Nabucco), and Didon (Les Troyens). In addition, she also portrayed the leading role of Mrs. Lovett in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd with the University of North Texas's Opera Theater, Madame Larina (Eugene Onegin) and Gertrude (Romeo et Juliette) in scenes programs, and covering both Mama McCourt (The Ballad of Baby Doe) and Bianca (The Rape of Lucretia) for Spotlight on Opera in Austin, TX. In celebration of Verdi's 200th Birthday, Ms. Moss sang the part of Maddalena in the Rigoletto Quartet at the University of North Texas.
Her training, teaching, and performing experience are what make her an excellent teacher. To learn more about lessons go to Teaching section of this website
Rachelle Moss now resides in Gig Harbor, Wa. Resume