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A1C Rachael Colman

 

Airman First Class Rachael Colman serves as a vocalist in the Heritage of America Band. A native of Houston, Texas, she holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice from Baylor University and a Master of Music degree in Opera from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Prior to joining the Air Force, A1C Colman traveled the country as a freelance chorister, performing with such acclaimed choral ensembles as the Santa Fe Desert Chorale (Santa Fe, NM), the Handel & Haydn Society (Boston, MA), True Concord (Tucson, AZ), and the Spire Chamber Ensemble (Kansas City, MO). She was a founding member of Chorosynthesis (Seattle, WA), a choir dedicated to advocating social justice through the performance of new music. A1C Colman can be heard on Chorosynthesis’s first CD recording, Empowering Silenced Voices. She also lent her voice to a special recording project, Teach Me Your Way: Selections from a Year of Psalms, which includes forty-one original psalm settings by Christopher Bartlette as written especially for St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Waco, TX. A1C Colman’s performances have taken her to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Symphony Hall in Boston, Helzburg Hall and the historic Folly Theater in Kansas City, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, and in 2017 she was selected from a worldwide pool of applicants to participate in the Tallis Scholars Workshop at Carnegie Hall. She joined the Heritage of America Band in June of 2018.

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Baylor University, Waco, TX

Master of Music in Opera Performance, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

 

ASSIGNMENTS

1. June 2018 - Present, Heritage of America Band, Joint Base Langley-Eustice, Virginia

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

National Defense Service Medal

Air Force Training Ribbon