Dr. Rebecca Bell Echols

Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy
Office Location: 
MFAC Rm. 329E

Dr. Rebecca Bell Echols, pedagogue and Lyric Soprano, is a versatile singer whose repertoire ranges from early music to atonal 20th century works. Rebecca holds her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in vocal pedagogy and performance from the University of Maryland. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and piano from Stetson University, and she holds her Master of Music in vocal performance from the Shenandoah Conservatory, and a Graduate Performance Diploma in vocal performance from the Peabody Conservatory. Rebecca served as the coordinator of the voice department at Carroll Community College for 9 years, where she taught Aural Skills, and held a full voice studio. She continues to direct their very select Vocal Jazz choir, which she began 8 years ago. She has also taught as adjunct faculty at the Shenandoah Conservatory, and held one of three teaching assistantships while at the University of Maryland, where she taught Beginning and Intermediate Class Voice, Vocal Pedagogy and Italian Diction.

Some of Rebecca's performance credits include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Papagena in The Magic Flute, Michaela in Carmen, Blodwen in Blodwen, and Lisette in La Rondine. Scene credits include Susannah in Susannah, Mimi in La Bohème, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte and La Ciesca from Gianni Schicci.

Dr. Echols resides in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband Eric and their adorable son, Anderson.