Rebecca Stuhlbarg grew up playing violin and singing in choirs as well as musical theater productions, but it wasn’t until college that she found her passion for classical singing and teaching voice. She attended the University of California at Santa Cruz for both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Vocal Performance. There she studied voice with Patrice Maginnis and conducting with Nicole Paiement. Rebecca's experiences at UCSC includes teaching group voice classes as a graduate student, performing in the school’s yearly operas, and acting as assistant-conductor for the 2007 production of The Magic Flute.
After graduating with her Master’s degree in 2007 and starting a family, Rebecca continued to perform in the opera chorus and some small roles with Opera San Jose. Some of Rebecca’s opera roles include Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, Vera Boronel in The Consul, and Ruth Putnam in The Crucible. Rebecca’s vocal journey has taken her from mezzo-soprano to lyric soprano and she is enjoying moving into her soprano repertoire with the guidance of her current teacher, Linda Brice. Rebecca's path has led her to Portland, Oregon to the Voice Teacher Apprentice program at the Transformational Voice Institute. After graduating from TVI’s apprenticeship program and giving her first lieder recital, Rebecca started a beginning choir at the Voice Institute and is enjoying teaching voice as a senior faculty member at the thriving non-profit. She also maintains a private voice studio and is building her repertoire as a soprano. Rebecca looks forward to giving more recitals and performing in the Portland area and beyond.