Rebecca Schorsch
Rebecca Schorsch
Artist Faculty Music
Chicago College of Performing Arts
» Music Conservatory

About Me

Named one of the "Best of Chicago" (Chicago Magazine, 2008) Rebecca Simone Schorsch instructs singers who work across classical music, musical theater, and commercial styles. Her students sing in opera houses, young artist programs, with symphonies and summer festivals, perform on and off-Broadway, on London's West End, Chicago and regional stages, on national tours, and in film, television and the recording industry. A dedicated and highly sought-after teacher in both classical and theatrical circles, Rebecca is known for her technical, artistic, and professional mentorship skills, as well as her sense of what is needed to be a successful 21st century performing artist. Her students have gone on to rich lives in music as full-time performers, teachers in elementary, high school, and university music classrooms, private voice instructors, stars of feature films and television series, arts administrators, entertainment lawyers, music therapists, liturgical music directors, performers at White House State Dinners, and Doctoral candidates in both performance and academic subjects.

Not one to be confined by genre, Ms. Schorsch taught for over a decade on the Theater voice faculty at CCPA, and also taught and directed for the holistic summer program, the Up North Vocal Institute for eight seasons. She is a frequent master class teacher, and has taught extensively across the U.S. and the U.K. at institutions such as University of Colorado-Boulder, Wheaton College, University of Chicago, Southern Methodist University, Loyola University, the Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Royal College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, Wales and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. A devoted educator of American music, she co-founded the American Music Institute--a summer intensive program at the Chicago College of Performing Arts--with colleagues in Jazz & Contemporary music and Musicology. She is a frequent lecturer and presenter on teaching and performing American music across styles, and her research on the Disney vocal style was published in American Music' s edition on 'Music and Sound in Disney Media'.

As a singer herself, Ms. Schorsch has appeared extensively as a concert soloist in both classical and musical theater repertoire in the Chicago area and beyond with the Illinois Philharmonic, Source Song Festival, Bach and Beyond Festival, West Suburban Symphony, Northwest Symphony, Salt Creek Symphony, Access Contemporary Music and the Chicago Civic Orchestra, among others. She has been frequently heard live and replayed on WFMT Chicago in solo recital. Regarded for her conviction to text in performance, and her involvement in the Chicago classical music community, Time Out Chicago called Ms. Schorsch "gutsy....a Chicago favorite"

Topic of Expertise
  • Corssover styles between classical and musical theater
  • Classical Voice
  • Performing Arts Ethics
  • Bachelors Vocal Performance — Roosevelt University
  • Masters with Distinction Applied and Professional Ethics — University of Leeds
Degree Program Affiliations