About Me

Born and raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan to parents Chris and Stephanie, she grew up an only child.  She has been singing as long as she can remember and wants to continue singing for the rest of her life.  She graduated High School from Keystone Online Academy in 2019.  She is currently serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and serves in the Alpine German-Speaking Mission, where she will serve until June 2022.  Visit her mission page or blog to find out the latest information.   Prior to her call as a misionary, Rachel was enrolled at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah in the BYU School of Music as a Classical Vocal Performance major.  She received a deferment during her missionary service and will resume her academic career post mission.  She is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with a passion for genealogy and has indexed more than 7000 records through FamilySearch.org.  

Rachel has played piano for over 10 years and has placed in numerous vocal competitions.  Having a love of travel, she has visited France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., the Czech Republic and many others.  You can view her many adventures at Miltimore.org.  She loves to snow ski, read, watch cop shows with her family, visit Disney World, and of course…make music!

Experience

When Rachel was 10, she joined the Michigan Opera Theater Children’s Chorus (MOTCC).  During her 7 years with the chorus, she performed in over 15 mainstage operas, numerous concerts, and participated in many outreach programs.  Some of the operas she performed in include: La Boheme, The Magic Flute, Hansel und Gretel, Carmina Burana ft. Cirque du Soleil, and many more.  Each spring the chorus did a children’s opera, such as The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Happy Prince, and even The Hobbit.  After she left the chorus, she joined the Rackham Choir as a high school intern for 2 years.  With the choir she performed in Too Hot to Handel, numerous concerts, and soloed in the Intern Showcase.  She received weekly vocal lessons, participated in masterclasses, and prepared for competitions.  

In 2018 Rachel won first place in the Schoolcraft College competition and placed third in the Verdi Opera Theatre competition.  In 2019, she placed second in the Birmingham Musicale competition and in the Verdi Opera Theatre competition and placed third in the Armeling competition.  She is a frequently featured soloist for the Detroit Tiger’s MLB team, singing the National Anthem, God Bless America, and the Canadian National Anthem.  Since entering college, she performed again in The Magic Flute, and played roles in The Facets of Love, a concert showcasing scenes from various operas.   

Goals

In the future Rachel hopes to graduate from BYU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Classical Vocal Performance.  She will go on to pursue a master’s degree in the same field, after which she will enter internships at opera houses around the country or the world to gain experience.  Someday she wishes to return to school for a second masters or PhD to become a professor of voice so that she can share the gifts that her teachers have so tirelessly helped her to cultivate.