Artistic Director and Founder of Six Degree Singers
Rachel Carlson is the Director of Choral Activities at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV, where she conducts the Shepherd University Chamber Singers, Camerata soprano/alto choir, and Masterworks Chorale and teaches choral methods, conducting, and voice. In 2014, she was nominated for a Wammie (Washington Area Music Award) for best Classical Conductor/Director. Dr. Carlson presents workshops and masterclasses in schools throughout the region and is in demand as a clinician, adjudicator, presenter, and guest conductor. She has toured the country and the world as a freelance professional choral singer and soprano soloist with many top professional ensembles, including the Oregon Bach Festival, True Concord Voices and Orchestra, Vox Humana, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Washington Master Chorale, Washington Bach Consort, Conspirare, Manhattan Chorale, and Germany’s Bach Ensemble Helmuth Rilling. Visit www.rachel-carlson.com 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
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 the elementary to collegiate levels, lecturing courses in music history, music theory, aural skills acquisition, piano and voice lessons. He currently serves as the Artistic Director for the Renaissance Singers of Annapolis.
Please visit www.marcsdonnelly.com for more information.