Director of Music
Rachel K. Hallenbeck is the Director of Music, K-12 for the Braintree Public School System. She received her degrees from Eastern Nazarene College graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and summa cum laude with Masters Degrees in Administration and in Elementary Education. Ms. Hallenbeck is a multi-year recipient of the following national awards: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. She currently conducts the Braintree High School Concert Choir, Chorus Girls Group and the Show Choir. Her groups are consistently presented with platinum and gold medals at music festival competitions. She has previously conducted the Junior and Senior Southeastern Massachusetts Bandmasters Association Choruses and the Braintree Choral Society.Ms. Hallenbeck is an accomplished singer and pianist. She has been the music director for numerous high school and middle school musicals, the Quincy Dinner Theater, Needham Community Theater, the Greater Lowell Music Theater, church organizations, and music camps in the New England area. She has accompanied elementary, middle school, high school, and college performances, as well as, community and church services. She is a music theory instructor for the Treble Chorus of New England and offers private voice and piano lessons through the Braintree Continuing Education Afterschool Conservatory. Ms. Hallenbeck is currently the alto section leader for the choir at the Quincy Point Congregational Church.As a mezzo-soprano, Ms. Hallenbeck has performed for the past twenty-five years with the highly acclaimed Tanglewood Festival Chorus affiliated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She has been a soloist and has sung on many CD recordings and television programs with these groups under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, James Levine, and Andris Nelsons. She has toured with them to Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and internationally on two European Tours through England, Scotland, Germany, France and Switzerland.
Robin Allison Lindahl & Eric W. Lindahl
My Own Voice Directors
Robin Allison Lindahl is a musical actress who has performed leading roles on professional stages in New England and across the country. Her credits include national tours of The Mikado and The Sound of Music, the professional debut ofThe Paisley Sisters Christmas Special, the east coast premiere of Party of One, Kismet with All My Children’s David Canary, and the New York, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit companies of Forbidden Broadway and Forbidden Hollywood. Along the way Robin has sung a tribute to Fred (Mr.) Rogers, shared a cup of tea and conversation with Julia Child in her Cambridge kitchen, and sung the national anthem at Fenway Park. And she loves to share songs her grandmother taught her.
Eric W. Lindahl comes from a musical family and toured the world as a young boy singing with The American Boychoir. He loves every style of music, and enjoys teaching, composing and arranging. He is a church worship leader and choral director who co-directs (with Robin) The Choral Majority gospel choir & band, a traditional choral ensemble, and multiple children’s choirs in the greater Merrimack Valley. Their annual Christmas creation, ‘Not Your Typical Silent Night’ at The Rogers Center for the Arts at Merrimack College, is an area favorite for its joyous mix of carols-to-contemporary music of the season.
Robin has directed and taught high school and middle school musical theatre students, and with Eric directed/musical directed their adaptation of ‘The Hobbit’ with 4th – 8th graders for Andover Youth Services TheatreWorks in 2012. This year they formed two children’s choirs at West Congregational Church in Haverhill where Eric serves as Worship Pastor.
The Lindahls are thrilled and honored to work with such an inspired and inspiring choir as My Own Voice! They’ll be reunited with one of their past singers, Ian Angles, and they look forward to getting to know all the members and mentors (and parents) of MOV.