Rachael Anacker has just received her master’s degree in Vocal Performance from NYU Steinhardt, studying classical voice in the studio of Harolyn Blackwell. While at NYU, she was seen as Madame Herz in NYU’s mainstage production of The Impresario, as well as Cunegonde (Candide) in Steinhardt’s opera scenes production.
Originally from Southern California, Rachael received her bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Houghton College, where she studied with Kelley Hijleh. While at Houghton, she performed as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, and Peep-Bo in The Mikado. In addition to her stage experience, she also sang in and was a soloist with the Houghton College Choir for three years, two of which were spent as the soprano section leader.
Rachael has spent several summers working as a camp counselor, both at Interlochen Arts Camp (2013) and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts (2015-17). In the summer of 2014, she studied opera in Austria with the University of Miami’s Salzburg program. This summer, she participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute in New York City.
In addition to her own singing and performing, Rachael has a passion for teaching voice, and has just received her Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU. She looks forward to continuing to sing and teach voice in New York City. Soli Deo Gloria.