Resume

Dr. Rebecca Loar, Soprano

772.538.8756   •    drloar@currently.com    •   www.rebeccaloar.com

Education    
Doctorate of Musical Arts, Voice Performance/Choral Conducting, Minor      
August 2017 - July 2020
University of South Carolina    

Columbia, SC
   
Master of Music, Opera Performance    

August 1995 – May 1998
Manhattan School of Music      

New York, NY
   
Bachelor of Music, Voice Performance        

August 1990–May 1994
Samford University    

Birmingham, AL

Teaching Experience    

University of North Carolina - Pembroke, August 2021 – present.  Pembroke, NC
Lecturer of Voice
Provide private voice instruction for Musical Theater and Commercial Music majors and non-majors.
Teach Diction for singers.

 

Anderson University, January 2018 – August 2021.  Anderson, SC
Adjunct Voice Instructor    
Provide private voice instruction through distance learning at the graduate and undergraduate levels for Musical Theater, Music Education, Worship Leadership and Commercial Music majors.
Participated in online jury evaluations and sophomore qualifications

University of North Carolina - Pembroke, August 2020 – May 2021. Pembroke, NC
Adjunct Voice Instructor    
Provide private voice instruction through distance learning for Music/Theater minors and non majors. 

Benedict College, August 2020 – May 2021.  Columbia, SC
Adjunct Voice Instructor  
Provide private voice instruction through distance learning for undergraduate Music Industry and Performance majors.
Participated in online jury evaluations. 

Lee Correctional Institution, November 2019 – March 2020* (ceased early due to Covid-19).  Bishopville, SC
Voice Instructor  
Provide voice instruction to inmates teaching learn different singing styles (classical, jazz, pop)
Guided them in better use of professional speaking voice to aid in professional interactions.

University of South Carolina    August 2019 – March 2020* (ceased early due to Covid-19)
Teaching Assistant, Voice Department    Columbia, SC
Provide instruction of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level students during absences of professors due to professional engagements. 

University of North Florida    August 2014 – June 2017
Adjunct Voice Instructor    Jacksonville, FL
Provided applied classical voice instruction to Music Education and Performance majors
Actively participated on panel for weekly performance lab, voice juries, junior level barrier hearings, and recital hearings
Taught Masterclasses to aid in Recruitment efforts
 

Jacksonville University    August 2012 – June 2017
Adjunct Voice Instructor    Jacksonville, FL
Provided applied voice instruction of varying styles to music majors in the areas of classical voice, musical theater and commercial music.
Taught Voice Class offered for instrumental music education majors and non-majors
Proctored weekly Voice Performance Lab
Actively participated on panel for auditions, voice juries, junior level barrier hearings, and recital hearings

Douglas Anderson High School of the Arts        August 2007 – June 2012
Director of Vocal Studies    Jacksonville, FL
Directed Concert Chorus and Show Choir
Developed curriculum and instructed Vocal Techniques Class encompassing diction for singers, anatomy, vocal literature and technique.
Provided private lessons and coachings for the Voice Department
Organized and facilitated Vocal Department Fundraising Events
Hosted and managed Visiting Artists
Scheduled and managed student concerts and activities
Reported monthly to Board of Directors

Academy for the Performing Arts    March 2003 – August 2005
Executive Director/Voice Instructor    Vero Beach, FL
Provided private voice instruction to approximately 25 students per semester 
Taught weekly voice class and quarterly masterclasses
Participated actively with students in outreach performances/presentations

Indian River State College    January 2004 – May 2005
Adjunct Voice Instructor    Ft. Pierce, FL
Provided Private voice instruction to approximately 15 students per semester
Instructed and created curriculum of Voice Class for Musical Theater Majors
Participated actively on Jury Panel at the end of each semester

Private Voice Studio     January 1994 – present    
Private Voice instruction provided both in-person and virtual.
Audition Preparation for both the Collegiate and Professional stages

Professional Affiliations    
Pan American Vocology Association    Member since 2019
Pi Kappa Lambda Honor Society    Member since 2019
American Choral Directors Association    Member since 2019
New York Singing Teachers Association    Member since 2016
National Association of Teachers of Singing    Member since 2008
Florida Vocal Association    Member since 2007
Music Educators National Conference    Member since 2007
Florida Music Educators Association    Member since 2004
Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Fraternity    Member since 1994
Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity    (National offices held) Member since 1991

Professional Development
Teaching Toward Inclusive Excellence Certificate               University of South Carolina, December 2019
The New CCM Pedagogy Institute                     Shenandoah University, July 2019


Clinical Experience
Clinical Observation with Otolaryngologist Dr. Robert Sataloff – Drexel University College of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA * (to be scheduled after Covid 19)
Clinical Observation with Otolaryngologist Dr. Lucinda Halstead and Speech Language Pathologist Krystin Sears – Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC
Clinical Observation with Otolaryngologist Dr. Amy Rutt and Speech Language Pathologist/Singing Voice Specialist Stacey Menton– Mayo Clinic; Jacksonville, FL 

Conference Presentations
“Singing Voice Specialization: An Essential Bridge Between Two Worlds” – Pan American Vocology Association Symposium (August 2021) *
“I Need a Lesson!” Vocal Workshop for Teachers – Session Presenter, Georgia Music Educators Association State Conference (January 2020))
“Teaching your students to be vocal song stylists – Classical to Jazz Artistry” – Session Presenter, Florida Music Educators Association State Conference (January 2018)
“I Need a Lesson!” Vocal Workshop for Teachers – Session Presenter, Florida Music Educators Association State Conference (January 2017)
“Great Solo Repertoire for Middle and High School Singers”– Session Presenter - Florida Vocal Association Summer Conference (June 2015)

Theater Directing Experience
Vocal Coach – Guys and Dolls – Anderson University, Anderson, SC (July 2021)
Vocal Coach – Sunday in the Park with George – Anderson University, Anderson, SC (February 2021)
Assistant Director/ Assistant Stage Manager – Carousel, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC (February 2020)
Chorus Master – The Cunning Little Vixen, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC (February 2019)
Director/Producer – Madrigal Dinner, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, FL (2011, 2012)

Adjudicating Experience
State Adjudicator – South Carolina Independent Schools Association (2018, 2019)
District Adjudicator – National Association of Teachers of Singing – Jacksonville, FL (2016)
State Adjudicator – Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments - Florida Vocal Association (2013-2016)
District Adjudicator – Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Assessments - Florida Vocal Association (2003-2016)
State Voice Adjudicator – Florida Federation of Music Clubs – Jacksonville, FL (2015, 2016)
Stephen Foster Voice Competition Adjudicator – Florida Federation of Music Clubs (2016, 2017)
Miss Keystone Heights Pageant Adjudicator – Keystone Heights, FL (March 2016)
Giffin Vocal Competition Adjudicator – Stetson University – Deland, FL (April 2015)
Miss Fleming Island Pageant Adjudicator – Fleming Island, FL (May 2014)
Miss Bishop Kenny Pageant Adjudicator – Jacksonville, FL (March 2014)
Regional Adjudicator – National Association of Teachers of Singing (February 2008)


Guest Choral Clinician
Faure Requiem – Riverbluff High School – Guest Clinician/Conductor – (*Postponed due to Covid 19)
Clay County Treble All-County Honors Chorus– (February 2017)
Clay County Treble All-County Honors Chorus– (January 2011)

Performance Experience

*upcoming events


Concert Engagements     
Duo MarSo - Recital for Voice and Marimba*    Lee University Performing Arts Series; Cleveland, TN
Saint Saëns Christmas Oratorio    Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church; Camden, SC
Schubert Mirjam’s Siegesgesang    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Handel Messiah (US Premiere with Steel Drums)    Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church; Camden, SC
Schubert Mass in G    Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church; Camden, SC
Orff Carmina Burana     Jacksonville University; Jacksonville, FL
Verdi Requiem    King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Handel Messiah     Palm Coast United Methodist Church, Palm Coast, FL
Handel Messiah     First Baptist Church, Vero Beach, FL
Mozart Exultate Jubilate    Palms Presbyterian Church; Jacksonville, FL
Bach Christmas Oratorio    King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Haydn Creation    Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, FL 
Vivaldi Gloria    Southside United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, FL 
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem     King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Raymond Torres-Santos Requiem     Community Church, Vero Beach, FL
Schubert Mass in G    School for Visual & Performing Arts; Vero Beach, FL
Mozart Grand Mass in C    King Center for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL
Vaughn Williams Hodie    King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Haydn Paukenmesse    Community Church, Vero Beach, FL
Rutter Gloria    First United Methodist Church, Vero Beach, FL
Mendelssohn Elijah    Community Church, Vero Beach, FL 
Poulenc Gloria    King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Orff Carmina Burana    King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Dubois Seven Last Words of Christ    Suntree United Methodist Church, Melbourne, FL
Haydn Seasons    King Center for the Performing Arts; Melbourne, FL
Haydn Missa Brevis    Indian River Community College; Ft. Pierce, FL
Handel Messiah    Stuart Lyric Theatre; Stuart, FL
Schubert Mass in G    Community Church; Vero Beach, FL
Bach Magnificat    Community Church; Vero Beach, FL
Mozart Exultate Jubilate    Community Church; Vero Beach, FL
Schubert Mass in G    Community Church; Vero Beach, FL
Haydn Creation    First Presbyterian Church; Vero Beach, FL
   
Opera     
La Traviata, Annina     Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, FL
Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mother (cover)    Little Orchestra Society, Avery Fisher Hall, NY
Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Bertha     Portland Opera Repertory Theatre; Portland, ME
Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcellina (cover)    Portland Opera Repertory Theatre; Portland, ME
The Barber of Seville, Bertha     The Bronx Opera; Bronx, NY
Così Fan Tutte, Fiordiligi    Opera Under Construction; New York, NY
Die Zauberflöte, First Lady    Opera Under Construction; New York, NY
Albert Herring, Lady Billows        Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio, NY
Four Note Opera, Soprano    Vero Beach Opera Guild; Vero Beach, FL
Amahl and the Night Visitors, Mother         Samford University Operaworks; Birmingham, AL
The Proposal (M. Granger), Herself    Samford University Operaworks; Birmingham, AL
Le Nozze di Figaro, Marcellina (Scenes)    Centro Studi Italiani; Urbania, Italy
Guillaume Tell, Mathilde (Scenes)    Manhattan School of Music Opera Studio, NY
Tartuffe (Menchem), Dorine (Scenes)    Manhattan School of Music Opera Workshop, NY
La Cenerentola, Clorinda (Scenes)    Vero Beach Opera Guild; Vero Beach, FL
Le Nozze di Figaro, Countess (Scenes)        Aspen Opera Theater Center; Aspen, CO
Don Giovanni, Donna Anna (Scenes)        Aspen Opera Theater Center; Aspen, CO
Street Scene, Anna Maurant (Scenes)    Aspen Opera Theater Center; Aspen, CO
Merry Wives of Windsor, Mrs. Ford (Scenes)    Samford University Operaworks; Birmingham, AL
   
Choral Engagements    
Beethoven 9th Symphony (Seiji Ozawa)    New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, NY
Mozart Requiem (Kurt Masur)    New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, NY
Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem (Kurt Masur)    New York Philharmonic, Avery Fisher Hall, NY
Mahler Symphony No. 3 (Pierre Boulez)    Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Carnegie Hall, NY
Rodgers & Hammerstein Carousel (Leonard Slatkin)    Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Carnegie Hall, NY
   
Theater Engagements    
Carousel, Nettie Fowler    University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Pirates of Penzance, Edith    Gallery Players, Brooklyn, NY
Noises Off, Belinda/Flavia    Brooklyn Heights Players, Brooklyn, NY
Voices of Christopher Street    Lordes Peres Productions, New York, NY
“Women on Women… and Men”    Manhattan School of Music Musical Theater Ensemble
“All that Glitters…”, Marmalade Cat    Manhattan School of Music Opera Outreach Program
   
Competitions    
NATSAA National Finalist    NATS National Conference - Nashville, TN
   
Apprenticeship Programs    
Portland Opera Repertory Theater    Portland, ME
Centro Studi Italiani    Urbania, Italy
Aspen Opera Theater Center    Aspen, CO
   
Recordings    
How can I keep from singing?    Camp Kirkland, producer - Franklin, TN (2017)
Rise – EP    Camp Kirkland, producer - Franklin, TN (2015)
Liebestrau – Brahms     Stetson University, Deland, FL (2012) 
Charles Billingsleys’ Choice of a Lifetime    Birmingham, AL(1994)
   
Television Appearances    
Brahms Requiem with the New York Philharmonic    Avery Fischer Hall, New York, NY
NBCs “Another World”, Caroler    Brooklyn, NY
ABCs “The Mike and Mattie Show”    New York, NY
   
Administrative Experience
Carolina Music Studios, University of South Carolina    August 2017 – May 2020 
Graduate Administrative Assistant    Columbia, SC
Managed Faculty rosters and Lesson reporting
Managed online registration and payments
Processed Enrollment and studio placement
Processed teacher payroll, billing, accounts payable and receivable
Managed student recitals
Managed daily correspondence (email, phone, clients, etc.)

Academy for the Performing Arts    March 2003 – August 2005
Executive Director / Voice Instructor    Vero Beach, FL
Liaison for Academy throughout the community 
Responsible for Recruiting and Enrollment
Managed Payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, collections and all other financial matters
Organized and facilitated all Fundraising Events
Hosted and Managed Visiting Artist Concerts
Scheduled and managed all student concerts and activities
Created and Managed master schedule for all student lessons
Managed all public relations 
Supervised Faculty and Administrative Assistant on a daily basis
Developed Brand and new marketing materials (flyers, brochures, registration and financial aid forms) 
Reported monthly to Board of Directors
Participated actively with students in outreach performances/presentations

Manhattan School of Music, Office of Admission    July 2002 – March 2003
Assistant to the Director of Admission and Financial Aid    New York, NY
Created audition schedule database
Assisted in Recruitment Initiatives
Assisted in coordination of audition process
Compiled and Tabulated all auditions scores
Assisted in management of scheduling and rescheduling auditions
Maintaining calendar for Director of Admission and Financial Aid
Composed and managed all correspondence for Director of Admission and Financial Aid


Manhattan School of Music, Office of Admission    December 2000 – July 2002
Administrative Assistant    New York, NY                                        
Processed international and domestic student applications
Managed all office financial transactions
Liaison between applicants/students/faculty and Director of Admission
Entered applicant information into database
Assisted with audition process, score tabulation and data entry
Answered heavy, multi-line phone system
General office duties (filing, faxing, e-mailing, mass mailing, etc.)

Centro Studi Italiani    November 1999 – November 2000
Program Coordinator                                       New York, NY
Created brochure, information bulletin and application forms
Collaborated with designer to create Website
Collaborated with director and publicist to design magazine advertisement
Created and processed all mailings to potential applicants and schools
Created and processed all incoming and outgoing student / faculty correspondence
Processed applications
Scheduled, sited and managed auditions
Collaborated closely with director on a daily basis to make school run smoothly

William M. Mercer, Incorporated    April 1999 – December 2000
Senior Administrative Assistant                                   New York, NY
Project Manager for E-Business Progress Group
Maintenance of several Intranet Project Sites
Creating/Preparing Presentations 
Scheduling and coordinating meetings 
Handling extensive travel arrangements 
Maintaining calendar for consultants
Keeping up-to-date client database 
Processing expense reports and invoices
Documentation of all billable and non-billable hours 
Serving as client/consultant liaison
Keeping abreast of all client/consultant correspondence
Siting and scheduling office-wide events for 2,000+ employees

Leafstone Staffing Services    June 1998 – April 1999
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant                               New York, NY
Scheduled and coordinated conference rooms  
Organized catering for conferences of up to twenty people  
Maintained employee contact information and internal phone list 

Manhattan School of Music, Office of Student Life    July – August 1997
Orientation Coordinator                                               New York, NY 
Sited and scheduled new student orientation day for 200 + students (school tour, picnic and Cruise) 
Placed orders with vendors for entertainment, catering, T-shirts and decorations 
Organized and led orientation staff training, new student check-in and presentation