A born Vancouverite, Rachel Buttress proudly makes her living as an Early Years instructor at the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music (VSOSoM), and as a professional performer in the Lower Mainland. Rachel graduated with distinction from Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Studies. Prior, Rachel achieved a Diploma of Music majoring in voice and a Conducting Certificate, both from Capilano University. Rachel has been an accomplished performer for the past decade. She has sung as soloist for concerts including Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, and Handel’s Dixit Dominus. Rachel is currently studying voice with Diane King at the VSOSoM and is coached regularly by Kathy Bjorseth. Rachel is a member of the VSOSoM’s prestigious Performance Preparation Program, and plans to begin studies for a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance in September.