Rachel Carlson is a doctoral Choral Conducting student at the University of Maryland, where she co-directs the University Chorale. She is also founder and artistic director of Six Degree Singers, and assistant conductor of the Washington Master Chorale.
Appearing as a conductor, soloist, chorister 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 chorister 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.