Rachel Schutz

Rachel Schutz, soprano (Cardiff, UK), is active both in the opera house and on the concert stage, having performed extensively around the United States, Asia and Europe. In 2019, she won the Pro Musicis International Competition, and in 2016 won first place at the 44th NATS Artist Award Competition. A seasoned concert singer, Rachel has been heard at Carnegie Hall's Stern, Weill, and Zankel Halls, the Ravinia, Ojai, Tanglewood, and Yellow Barn Festivals, with the Hawai’i and Riverside Symphonies, the Orchestra NOW, the Boston Pops Orchestra, on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, and in China, Taiwan, Korea, and Thailand. She is also active in the opera house, having recently performed with Hawai’i Opera Theatre, Opera Ithaca, Opera Paralèlle, Stockton Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera. As an avid supporter of new music, she can be heard on "Elements," an Albany Records album of contemporary American music, and has worked with many composers including Phillip Glass, George Crumb, Milton Babbitt, Jonathan Dove, William Bolcom, Brett Dean, Libby Larsen, John Musto, and Augusta Read-Thomas. Rachel holds degrees from Stony Brook University, Bard College, and the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and in the fall of 2018, she joined the voice faculty of Ithaca College. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019)