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Rachel Velarde
Works at Grand Canyon University
Attended Arizona State University
Lives in Scottsdale, AZ
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Here is video from my final DMA Recital, "Italian Song Through the Ages."  Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, there is not video available for public consumption of the the entire program.  Enjoy!!
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgCMk1CZ6aHBcsvGh8tlyIk5oWtN-p80F
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What a fabulous idea!  Thank you!
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No more excuses for not working in my dissertation. Got a setup in s room I can close off from the house. His get to work!
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Christmas present, anyone???
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Very apropos of this moment as I sit down to finish my DMA research paper today...
Limitations can be defined as the boundary and inadequacy of an event or object. However, in dissertations, limitations and constraints of the study are present to show inadequacy in research approach...
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Amen!! "Studying voice should and will make you a better SINGER.  Period."
In a word...no. I hear the excuses - from many different people: "but if I take lessons, it'll change my sound", "I don't want to be an opera singer, so why would I take lessons?" etc etc etc blah blah blah. This is ignorance talking, and sometimes fear. Fear of the unknown. You can't call yourself a singer if you don't sing. You cannot BE a singer if you don't have access to your FULL instrument. Period. How do you access that full instrumen...
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Just applied for graduation and paid my final recital fee.  May 8, 2013, here I come!!  The DMA is almost complete.  Yippee!!
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I hadn't thought of the Biedermeier period in this way, but a very different look at the WHY of life in Vienna, 1820-1880-ish...
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Teachers...take note.
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I KNEW there was a reason I always refused to have a television in the girls' room!
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Teacher & Singer of the most beautiful music in the world
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  • Grand Canyon University
    Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Academic Excellence for the College of Fine Arts and Production, 2010 - present
    Voice and diction instructor in the Department of Music. Director of Academic Excellence in charge of assessment activities for the College of Fine Arts and Production.
  • Velarde Voice, LLC
    Teacher & Singer of the most beautiful music in the world, present
  • Arizona State University
    DMA student in Voice, 2011 - 2013
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Scottsdale, AZ
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Singer, teacher, mom, wife - Life is good & music is everywhere...
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Mezzo-Soprano opera singer (which means I get to sing the most beautiful music in the world!), voice teacher - I'm lots of fun & KNOW my stuff!!  Also, a busy, committed mom.  Life is FUN!!
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Working on my DMA in Vocal Performance......Help?!?
Education
  • Arizona State University
    DMA in Vocal Performance, 2011 - 2013
  • Smith College
    Music, 1990 - 1994
  • Arizona State University
    Master of Music, 1994 - 1997
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