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Rebecca Duren

Rebecca Duren

Director of Choral Activities, Collegiate Chorale, Sotto Voce, Applied Voice

Office Location: Presser G-10

Academic Degrees

  • B.M., The University of North Texas (Vocal Performance)
  • M.M., Peabody Conservatory (Vocal Performance)
  • M.M., The University of South Florida (Choral Conducting)

Teaching and Scholarly Interests

Professor Rebecca Duren is Director of Choral Activities at Agnes Scott College, where she directs Collegiate Chorale, Sotto Voce, and teaches applied voice lessons. Previously, Ms. Duren directed the Women's Chorus, and taught applied voice lessons to undergraduate music majors at The University of South Florida, and at the middle and high school levels at The Darlington School, The Lovett School, and Holy Innocents Episcopal School. Ms. Duren has an extensive background as a professional vocalist, having been described as singing with "a clear, bright soprano" voice, in the New York Times. Ms. Duren has appeared numerous times with Miami-based professional choral ensemble Seraphic Fire, American Opera Theater, Atlanta-based choral ensemble Kinnara, and Musica Nova in Dallas, as well as making solo appearances with Miami Orchestra, Miami Baroque, The Firebird Orchestra, and The Grand Tour Orchestra, in New York City. Ms. Duren appears on the Grammy Award winning recording "Far in the Heavens: Choral Music of Stephen Paulus," with True Concord, and on two Grammy Nominated recordings, "A Seraphic Fire Christmas," and "Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem."

Upcoming performances include Seraphic Fire's 20th Anniversary Concert in Miami, and 6 concerts with Kinnara in the Atlanta area.

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