Rachel Barker is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College, obtaining her M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance with a concentration in performance. This past summer, Rachel participated in the Caramoor Festival as an apprentice. Most recently, she debuted as the title role in Susannah with Opera Modo in April 2012. She has also performed as Inez in Il Trovatore with New York Opera Forum at the New York Public Library Performing Arts Center. Past engagements include performing Handel's Messiah with the Symphony of the Mountains in Kingsport, TN, as well as Mendelssohn's Elijah and Brahm's Ein Deutches Requiem with King College Symphonic Choir. Rachel enjoys a varied career as a handbell director, currently directing four different groups including the Princeton Ringers of Princeton Theological Seminary. She also teaches voice privately in Plainsboro, NJ.