- BM, voice performance
- MMEd, Eastman School of Music
- DMA, vocal pedagogy and performance, University of Miami
Rachelle Fleming is nationally recognized in the training and vocal health of the contemporary vocal artist. Additional coursework includes a voice science Vocology course with Dr. Ingo Titze, and pedagogical coursework in two of the leading commercial vocal music training programs. Before coming to Temple, Fleming was Assistant Professor at The Catholic University of America in the Musical Theatre Division. She has taught for The Eastman School of Music, The Actors Studio MFA program at The New School, The Eastman School of Music Community Division, and the University of Miami. Dr. Fleming’s students perform on Broadway, in National Tours, at Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Signature Theater, regional theaters and in film. Fleming is proud to be working with wounded warriors through MusiCorps at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She is in demand internationally for master classes and as an artist-in-residence. Guest teaching and master classes include The Aspen Music Festival, the Contemporary Vocal Workshop at NYU-Steinhardt, and Polyphony Conservatory in Nazareth, Israel, and the national tour of Billy Elliot.
Fleming acted as Production Adviser for American Voices, a three-day festival on American singing hosted by Renée Fleming at The Kennedy Center, and as a panelist for the symposium session “Voice Training Today.” An edited taping of this event later aired on PBS as part of their Great Performances series. Fleming is co-author of research and articles published in the Journal of Singing, the Journal of Voice, and has presented research at conferences held by the Pan American Vocology Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and The Voice Foundation. Her work in teaching and research is also supported by professional experience in personal artist administration, stage direction, performance, television and recording.
A versatile performer, Fleming has performed in concert, televised performances and recordings with Cuban ensemble Tiempo Libre (Sony release); multiple Grammy- winning opera star Renée Fleming (Decca/Mercury release); and international jazz pianist and composer Fred Hersch. Her voice has been praised by Jazz Weekly for being “as agonizingly penetrating as a Dear John letter.” Theater appearances include the role of Rose in Enchanted April, Joanne in Company, a musical review of Pretty Baby for Festival of the Arts BOCA, the New York premiere of Bill Smith’s jazz opera, Space in the Heart, at Symphony Space in NYC, and the role of Lynn in the play Training Wisteria at the NYC Fringe Festival.