Rachel Carlson

Choral Conductor and Soprano residing in Silver Spring, Maryland. Upcoming Concerts are listed under the Schedule button above and Audio Clips are available under Music.

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Published as feature article in The Choral Journal!

November 17th, 2019

I am excited to share that my article, “Sight-Reading Insights from Professional Choral Singers: How They Learned and Implications for the Choral Classroom,” was published as the feature article in the August 2019 issue of The Choral Journal! More details:



Helmuth Rilling singing tour in Germany!

January 23rd, 2018

Happy New Year, everyone! I just got back from a magical week in Germany, where I sang the Christmas Oratorio Parts 1-3 with the Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling, directed by the inspirational Helmuth Rilling, in Schwäbisch-Gmünd and Sindelfingen! I hope your year is off to a good start!

Director of Choral Activities at Shepherd University!

September 18th, 2016

Very excited to share that I am the new Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities at Shepherd University (no longer visiting!) I am looking forward to a great year!

Soprano soloist with the Messiah

November 27th, 2012

I will be featured as the Soprano soloist with a Sing-along Messiah on December 1, 2012 at 4:00 pm.   Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church, VA, Dr. Casey Cook, conductor.

Bach Consort Soloist

August 23rd, 2011

After my solo debut with the Washington Bach Consort this May, I will be the featured soloist this season in WBC’s Dec. 4th subscription concert, “Christmas in Leipzig” as well as their Nov. 1st Noontime Cantata.  Check out the “Schedule” Tab for more information!

Revels tickets on sale!

October 4th, 2010

Rachel Carlson performs as Ms. Fancy Day in The Washington Revels‘ annual Christmas production!  This year, we travel to novelist Thomas Hardy’s beloved “Wessex” to the little town of Mellstock in the countryside of nineteenth-century England.  Get your tickets today!

TCA Video Online!

February 25th, 2010

I’m featured in a video online with the Tucson Chamber Artists!