Division: Scholarly and Professional Studies
Program: Early Music Performance
Expertise: Vocal Performance, Early Music
Rachelle Fox, adjunct instructor of voice in USC’s Early Music program, earned her master’s degree at the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and has been praised for her “sure musical instincts” and “stylish and highly intelligent approach to Baroque music. “Fox is increasingly in demand as a soloist and vocal chamber musician, specializing in not only Baroque music but also music of the 20th century and New Music. Recent performances have included Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, as well as John Tavener’s To a Child Dancing in the Wind and the premiere of a new work by Tarik O’Regan with the St. Matthews Chamber Orchestra.
Fox is a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, with whom she is a frequent featured soloist, and with whom she has toured in the U.S. and Mexico, working with conductors such as Grant Gershon, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, John Adams, Lorin Mazel, Zubin Mehta, Thomas Ades, and director Peter Sellars. She has taught extensively through the Master Chorale educational outreach program. As a member of the Concord Ensemble, winner of the first Early Music America/Dorian Recordings award in 1998, she has performed with Piffaro, the Folger Consort, and Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra.
Opera performances have included Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Early Music Vancouver, Peri’s Euredice with Long Beach Opera, Dido and Anneas and the The Fairie Queen with Musica Angelica.
Fox’s recent appearances have included a performance at Lincoln Center as part of Steve Reich’s 70th birthday celebration, as featured soloist in his Tehillim. She can also be heard on recordings for the Harmonia Mundi and Nonsuch record labels, including the premiere recordings of Steve Reich’s acclaimed You Are (Variations) and Daniel Variations, as well as Arvo Part’s I Am the True Vine, and the album Carols of the Old and New World conducted by Paul Hillier, with whom she toured in the Netherlands as part of the Pro Arte Singers. Fox has also recorded for television and film.