Certification
Rachel
Pollard
EMT: 2013
E-mail:
rachelinpittsburgh@gmail.com

Specialties: Singing, Speaking
Languages: English
 Rachel Pollard received a Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Music Education, and a concentration in classical and jazz voice, from Duquesne University. She holds both a Master of Education degree in Education and Certificate of Educational Administration from Gannon University and is a Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice Training. Ms. Pollard is certified in the Orff-Schulwerk Pedagogy, having completed her Levels I, II, III and Masterclass at the University of Memphis and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She works actively as a guest conductor throughout the Eastern United States, specializing in both treble choral and mixed changing-voice choir pedagogy, technique and repertoire. She has served as President of the Pittsburgh Golden Triangle Orff Schulwerk Association, and works nationally as a workshop clinician specializing in the Orff Schulwerk pedagogical method. In addition to regularly serving as a guest lecturer at local universities, she has presented sessions at regional and state conferences for PMEA, OMEA and the National AOSA Conference. In the Pittsburgh area, Rachel teaches Elementary Choral Methods for Duquesne University and maintains a full studio vocal coaching schedule. She is employed full-time as a vocal music specialist at the elementary level for the Fox Chapel Area School District in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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