Rachel Ohnsman is a multi-disciplined musical artist based in Los Angeles. She has released two studio albums to date, Moon Songs and Lovers. Her next is Nuclear Family, an experimental project that utilizes orchestra and animation to explore family dynamics. Rachel performs and records a variety of styles, including jazz standards, classical and musical theatre repertoire, pop music, and her original work. Her compositions have been developed with recognized voices in the industry like Maria Schneider and Conrad Pope.
Rachel serves as music director for ensembles of various configurations, including vocal groups, worship bands, and instrumental ensembles, as well as musical theatre productions with amateur and professional casts. She was selected as the 2020 Music Apprentice for Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma, CA, and a fellow at the 2021 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive.
A passionate educator, Rachel teaches in her private studio, "The Vocal Source by Rachel Ohnsman," and at New Roads School in Santa Monica. Formerly, she was the teaching assistant for the Creative American Music program at the Frost School of Music.
Rachel has toured the United States, Europe, and Japan as a solo act and in professional ensembles, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall (NYC), Stephensdom (Vienna), and All of Me Club (Tokyo). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music in 2018, and her Master in Music in 2020, both from The University of Miami Frost School of Music.
"While the compositions are magnificent on their own, the beauty of Moon Songs is dependent on the record as a whole entity. Moon Songs is less an album than it is an experience, one that wholly rewards the listener for taking the time to embark on the journey. In a mere 23 minutes, Moon Songs explores the peaks and valleys of emotion. It’s celebratory and sorrowful all at once, and through the journey, we are constantly reminded of the powerful complexities of the human spirit."
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