Rachel Hallenbeck is the Director of Music, K-12 for the Braintree Public School System. She received both her B.S. in Music Education and Masters Degrees in Administration and in Elementary Education from Eastern Nazarene College. Ms. Hallenbeck is a multi-year recipient of many national awards, including 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. 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.
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.