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Rachel Carlson

Artistic Director and Founder of Six Degree Singers

Rachel is the Director of Choral Activities at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV where she conducts the Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Women’s Camerata, and Masterworks Chorale and teaches choral methods and conducting. In 2014, she was nominated for a Wammie (Washington Area Music Award) for best Classical Conductor/ Director.

Rachel has toured extensively with professional choirs across the country, appearing as a soprano soloist with the Washington Master Chorale, Washington Bach Consort, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Oregon Bach Festival, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Vox Humana, and Washington Revels and as a professional choral singer with Conspirare and the Manhattan Chorale.

Rachel holds Bachelor’s degrees in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of Maryland, a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Maryland. Visit her website for more information.


Katelyn G. Aungst

Assistant Artistic Director

Katelyn is a versatile young soprano, chorister and music educator who lends her voice to many ensembles in the D.C.-metro area. She regularly appears as a chorus member and soloist with the Washington Bach Consort and sings with the internationally renowned University of Maryland Chamber Singers as a guest artist. As a member of the Six Degree Singers, Katelyn leads the soprano section. During the day, she does her best to inspire the voices of elementary school students in Montgomery County Public Schools





*Section Leader


Marc Donnelly holds degrees from Bowdoin College in Mathematics, Music, and Teaching. He received a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Oklahoma and completed coursework for a Ph.D. in Music History and Theory. He is trained in music pedagogy, including keyboard performance, individual and ensemble vocal instruction, and music analysis. Mr. Donnelly has worked extensively organizing chamber music for the Bowdoin International Music Festival and has experience teaching from elementary to collegiate levels, lecturing courses in music history, music theory, aural skills acquisition, piano and voice lessons. Mr. Donnelly currently serves as the Music Director for Rockville United Church and the Artistic Director for the Renaissance Singers of Annapolis. Please visit www.marcsdonnelly.com for more information.

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