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Rebecca Folsom

Voice Faculty; Vocal Pedagogy

Rebecca Folsom, Mezzo-Soprano, has appeared in leading operatic roles and concerts in the US and abroad.  Among other venues, she has performed at Ft. Worth Opera, Utah Festival Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. 

Dr. Folsom’s students have sung in opera houses and festivals including Santa Fe, Wolftrap, Glimmerglass, Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Arizona Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Los Angeles Opera, Tanglewood, Central City Opera and internationally at Israeli Opera, Darmstaddt Opera and in theaters in Italy and Berlin.  Students have won and been finalists in competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Richard Tucker Award, the Janssen Award, the Oratorio Society of New York Award, The William Mattheus Sullivan Award, and the Liederkranz Foundation. 

.Dr. Folsom has served as a staff voice teacher for the Young Artists Programs of the Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Israeli Opera, Seagle Music Colony, Flagstaff in Fidenza, Italy, Fairbanks, Alaska Summer Arts Festival and has taught masterclasses both nationally and internationally including appearances at the prestigious Caramoor Festival and the Hans de Roo International Conference for Young Artist Programs in Amsterdam.  Her publishing credits include articles in the NATS Journal of Singing, The Society for American Music Journal, the Opera America on-line journal as well as the Chinese Journal for Music Education.   In addition, she has presented papers for the Society of American Music National Conference and the College Music Society. 

Dr. Folsom received both her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree and her Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  Her primary teachers include Inci Bashar, Martha Longmire, and Joseph Amaya.   


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