Rebecca Folsom, mezzo-soprano, has performed with the Fort Worth Opera, Utah Festival Opera, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan. She has performed as soloist with numerous ensembles in works such as Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater, Mozart’s Requiem, and Bernstein’s Songfest. Competition credits include first place at the Naftzger Young Artist Award, and recipient of a fellowship to the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan.
Folsom’s students have sung in opera houses and festivals including Santa Fe, Wolftrap, Glimmerglass, Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Arizona Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Los Angeles Opera, Tanglewood, Central City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Portland Opera, and internationally at Israeli Opera, Darmstaddt Opera, and in theaters in Italy and Berlin. Students have won and been finalists in competitions such as the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, The Richard Tucker Award, the Oratorio Society of New York Award, The William Mattheus Sullivan Award, and the Liederkranz Foundation.
Folsom served as staff voice teacher for the Young Artists Programs of the Dallas Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Israeli Opera, Seagle Music Colony, Flagstaff in Fidenza, Italy, Fairbanks, Alaska Summer Arts Festival, and taught masterclasses both nationally and internationally including appearances at the Hans de Roo International Conference for Young Artist Programs in Amsterdam.
Her publishing credits include articles in the NATS Journal of Singing, The Society for American Music Journal, Opera America on-line journal, as well as the Chinese Journal for Music Education. She has presented papers for the Society of American Music National Conference and the College Music Society.
Folsom received her D.M.A. and M.M. in voice performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She maintains private studios in Boston and New York City.