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Rebekah Alexander

Rebekah AlexanderA strong advocate of contemporary music, Rebekah Alexander has performed works by Jake Heggie, George Crumb, Gyorgy Kurtag, Georges Aperghis, Osvaldo Golijov, Elliott Carter, and Kaija Saariaho as well as the premieres of several new compositions with Guerilla Opera, Time's Arrow Ensemble, the Studio for New Music Ensemble, ALEA III, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Lorelei Ensemble and soundSCAPE festival.  Invited to present at the 2015 Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, Rebekah performed Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Lukas Foss and Litany for the Whale by John Cage.  Onstage roles include Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, die Zweite Dame in Die Zauberflöte, La Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi, and Bubikopf in Der Kaiser von Atlantis.  

Winner of the Pittsburgh Concert Society Grant in 2009, Rebekah has competed and advanced in several competitions including the International Boulanger Voice/Piano Duo competition, the Mario Lanza competition, the Concert Artists Guild competition, and the Young Concert Artist competition.  In April 2011, she was invited to the prestigious Gaudemus Interpreter's competition in Amsterdam to perform repertoire involving voice and electronics including Phonemena by Milton Babbitt.  An avid recitalist, Rebekah performed and recorded the June 2011 premiere of composer James Funkhouser's song cycles "In Between Worlds" and "Dusk".  She has toured New England with the classical guitarist David McLellan, presented the chamber music of George Crumb and Ned Rorem with pianist Akiko Hosaki and clarinetist Ken Ellison, and produced several collaborative arts concerts with her duo partner, Christina Wright-Ivanova.  Currently she is a core member of the Nashville-based alternative classical ensemble Chatterbird, creating thoughtful and inventive musical experiences with uniquely orchestrated chamber music.  Rebekah holds degrees in vocal performance from Wheaton College (IL) and Boston University.