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Rachel Sandler Music Brings Life

She "Bring[s] life and character to a neglected role."

Soprano Rachel Sandler has been praised for her ability to “bring life and character to a neglected role.” Ms. Sandler’s operatic roles include Zoe in Sukey in the Dark (Peabody Opera/Theatre Project), Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte (Trackside Theatre), First Lady in Die Zauberflöte (New York Lyric Opera) and Cousin Hebe in HMS Pinafore (James Madison University), of which “Gilbert & Sullivan would have been very satisfied” with her interpretation. 

Masters and bachelors of music

Rachel studied with Ah Hong at the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute (MM 2018 Vocal Performance/Pedagogy).


She has also received her BM from James Madison University in Vocal Performance, where she studied with Dr. Dorothy Maddison. While at JMU, she studied piano and accompanying with Dr. Gabriel Dobner.

Rachel Sandler Music Graduation
Rachel Sandler Piano Background

Versatile performer and musician

Festival credits include the Summer Music Festival at the Manhattan School of Music and the Little Patuxent Opera institute, where she performed the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel. Most recently, she covered the role of Cendrillon in Cendrillon, and sang the role of First Lady in an English version of The Magic Flute with the New York Lyric Opera's Summer program.

Rachel has taken on many roles in the world of musical theatre, including rehearsal pianist, conductor, music director and assistant music director. Credits include Sweet Charity, Spring Awakening, All Shook Up, Sweeney Todd (JMU), Assassins, Cabaret (Stratford Players), Avenue Q (Red Branch), Lysistrata Jones (Red Branch) and Cry Baby (Statesmen Theatre & Silhouette Stages). 

Emphasizes a heathy, classical technique

Rachel has experience teaching classical, pop and musical theatre repertoire to both voice and piano to students of all levels. She runs a private home and online studio where she sees approximately 60 students per week of all ages and skill levels. 


She emphasizes a healthy, classical technique that can be applied to all genres in order to avoid fatigue and, in the case of singing, vocal health issues. In lessons, Rachel also focuses on stage presence, audition techniques, and text interpretation for singers.

Rachel Sandler Portrait