Director of Music
Dr. Rebecca Echols, mezzo-soprano, is a versatile singer and pedagogue. Rebecca holds her doctorate degree in vocal pedagogy from the University of Maryland. She also holds degrees from Stetson University (voice and piano), Shenandoah Conservatory and the Peabody Conservatory. Prior to returning to Ark and Dove to service as the full time Director of Music, Dr. Echols served as Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Pedagogy at Morgan State University where she taught Vocal Pedagogy, Lyric Diction, and maintained a full voice studio. She has also taught on the music faculty of Shenandoah Conservatory, the University of Maryland and Carroll Community College. In addition to her work as a singer, Dr. Echols has been invited to lecture around the US on her dissertation topic of Effective Practicing for Vocalists. Some of Rebecca's performance credits include Nedda in Pagliacci, Papagena in Die Zauberflote, Michaela in Carmen, and Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus. Rebecca resides in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband, Eric, and their two children, Anderson and Arden.