Personal Summary / Bio
She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Early Music Voice Performance under renowned mezzo-soprano Annamaria Popescu at McGill University. Rebecca also coaches extensively with conductor and Baroque vocal specialist Valerie Kinslow, and ensemble coaches Betsy MacMillan, Sylvain Bergeron, and Hank Knox. She has performed with many of Canada’s premiere ensembles including l’Orchestre Métropolitain and Concerto Della Donna, under distinguished conductors including Iwan Edwards, Julian Wachner, Christopher Jackson, and Gary Wedow, and keeps a busy performance schedule with friends and colleagues at the Schulich School of Music.
Rebecca recently appeared as Juno/Fairy 1 in Purcell’s The Fairy-Queen in the Amherst Early Music Festival’s Opera Workshop program under the direction of Drew Minter and Gary Wedow, and Drusilla in a scenes program of Monteverdi’s L’incoronzatione di Poppea as part of the Queen’s College Baroque Opera Workshop, directed by Christa Patton and David Ronis. Other ‘12-‘13 season highlights included a sponsored chamber performance at Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival/BEMF, singing in masterclasses with Dame Emma Kirkby, Julianne Baird, Ellen Hargis and Shannon Mercer, and a solo recital in April 2013 of early 17th-century German and Italian repertoire.