Rachel Carlson is pursuing a DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Maryland. She is founder and artistic director of Six Degree Singers and serves as assistant conductor of the Washington Master Chorale.
Appearing as a conductor, soloist, chamber ensemble singer and voice teacher, Carlson enjoys a versatile career. She has performed as a soloist with the Washington Bach Consort, Washington Master Chorale, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival, Tucson Chamber Artists, Festival Chorus of Madison, Potomac River Chorale and Washington Revels. As a professional choral singer, she has appeared with Conspirare, Vox Humana, and the Spire Chamber Ensemble.
Carlson holds Bachelor's degrees in Voice Performance and Music Education from the University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.