Recognized for her teaching in the field of Musical Theater and Popular music for the voice, Rebecca Simone Schorsch was named one of the “Best of Chicago” (Chicago Magazine 2008). A sought-after teacher in Musical Theatre voice, she teaches singers who perform on and off Broadway, London's West End, on Chicago and regional stages, in opera houses, on national tours, and in the recording industry. Ms. Schorsch is on The Theatre Conservatory Voice Faculty at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Up North Vocal Institute in Boyne, Michigan. She is a frequent master class teacher for Musical Theatre and “Theater styles for the Classical Singer” and has guest taught at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Wheaton College, University of Chicago, Southern Methodist University, Loyola University, the Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, UK. Ms. Schorsch is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Voice Foundation, and the Musical Theater Educators Alliance International, and Vice President of the Chicago Chapter of NATS. She is a Musical Theater coach on stagelighter.com.
As a singer herself, Ms. Schorsch has appeared extensively as a concert soloist in both Classical and Musical Theater repertoire in the Chicago area and beyond with The Illinois Philharmonic, Bach and Beyond Festival, West Suburban Symphony, Northwest Symphony, Salt Creek Symphony, Access Contemporary Music, Source Song Festival and the Chicago Civic Orchestra, among others. She has been frequently heard live on WFMT Chicago on both the Pianoforte Foundation Salon series and “Live from the Mayne” in solo recital. Regarded for her conviction to text in performance and involvement in the Chicago classical music community, Ms. Schorsch was called “gutsy…a Chicago favorite” (Time Out Chicago). Rebecca is a student of Connie Haas.