Dr. Rachel Goldenberg

Rachel Goldenberg

Dr. Rachel Goldenberg received her Doctor of Musical Arts in vocal pedagogy from Shenandoah University where she was the recipient of the Dean’s Graduate Scholar Award for “exceptional aptitude for research and scholarship.”  She also holds degrees from Westminster Choir College. She was the regional runner up in the 2012 Intermountain NATS Artist Awards and a national semi-finalist in the 2014 competition. A winner of numerous awards and scholarships, she has sung with The Banff Summer Arts Festival, Opera Nuova, Westminster Opera Theatre, Cowtown Opera and Chesapeake Concert Opera. As a chorister, she has sung with many of the US’ top orchestras including the New York Philharmonic under such conductors as Sir Neville Mariner, Sir Colin Davis, and Lorin Maazel. She is a frequent recitalist and has given concerts throughout Canada and the U.S. 

Dr. Goldenberg’s doctoral dissertation focused on the use of singing lessons as an adjunctive airway clearance technique for Cystic Fibrosis. She has presented her research on the use of singing for respiratory ailments across the United States, Canada and Europe and has been published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Voice. She is the co-founder of “Breathe, Sing, Move!,” a program that combines physiotherapy with singing lessons to help respiratory patients. She teaches voice and pedagogy at Ambrose University, serves as the President of the Calgary NATS chapter, and maintains a private studio in Calgary.