Dr. Rachelle Fleming is nationally recognized in the training and vocal health of the contemporary vocal artist. Dr. Fleming holds a doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Miami, a research Masters in Music Education from Eastman School of Music, and a Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance. Additional coursework includes a voice science Vocology course from Dr. Ingo Titze, and pedagogical coursework in two of the leading commercial vocal music training programs. Currently, Dr. Fleming is a full-time member of the musical theatre faculty at The Catholic University of America. She has taught for the national tour of Billy Elliot and at universities and conservatories including The Actors Studio MFA program at The New School, The Eastman School of Music Community Division, and the University of Miami, Frost School of Music. In addition to her collegiate teaching, Dr. Fleming’s students perform on Broadway, National Tours, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Opera, Signature Theater, regional theaters and in film. Dr. Fleming also works with wounded warriors through MusiCorps in Washington, DC. She is in demand internationally for master classes and as an artist-in-residence.
Dr. 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 a part of their Great Performances series. Dr. Fleming is a charter member of the Pan American Vocology Association (PAVA), and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). Research she has co-authored has recently been presented at conferences held by PAVA, NATS, 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, Rachelle 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.” Recent 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 Training Wisteria in the NY Fringe Festival.