About Rebecca Patterson

Teacher

Rebecca Patterson brings to her voice instruction forty years of teaching and performance experience. She works with both emerging professionals and amateur singers and actors, who perform musical theatre and opera in Chicago.

Rebecca is certified in the LoVetri Method through the Institute for Contemporary Commercial Music Pedagogy, and has received Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Training.

She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.


Performer

Rebecca has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago's Music of the Baroque, Masterwork Chorale (New York), International Church Music Festival (Germany), and in concert throughout the Midwest. Operatic roles include Lauretta in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Musetta in Puccini's La Boheme and Amahl in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors.


Conductor

Rebecca founded the Chicago Bar Association Chorusаand directed the group for ten years. Since its inception in 2006, she prepared the chorus for performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Orff's Carmina Burana, Brahms’ Requiem, and other masterpieces of Western civilization. а а а а а а а а а а а а


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The CBA Chorus performing at the Old State Capitol in Springfield


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The CBA Chorus performing at the historic NY Bar Building in New York City.



Education

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, North Park University

Master of Arts in Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary


Professional Development

Music Theatre Vocal Pedagogy, Jeannette LoVetri

Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, Janice Borla

Lessac-Madsen Resonant Voice Therapy, Katherine Verdolini Abbott

Systematic Vocal Technique, Richard Miller

McCloskey Institute of Voice, Paul Elliott

Rene Clausen Choral School, Rene Clausen

Expressive Conducting Institute, Paul Wiens

Windswept Music Workshop, Creative Motion Alliance



"The only thing better than singing is more singing." а-- Ella Fitzgerald

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