Rachel Kolb is the Palomar Performing Arts Publicity/Programs assistant. Rachel attended Palomar College as a music and English double-major, completing the Applied Music Program as a Soprano under the private instruction of Karen Bryan.
Highlights of her Palomar experience include performances as Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Peep-Bo (The Mikado), and the Dew Fairy (Hansel and Gretel) with Ruth Weber’s Opera Scenes/Accompanying class. Rachel also performed with the Palomar Chamber Singers (David Chase), the Palomar Women’s Chorus (Karen Byran), the Palomar Honors Performers (David Chase), and, she performed in three Concert Hour honors recitals.
Rachel transferred to California State University, San Marcos as a double-major in Visual and Performing Arts – Music and in Literature and Writing Studies (Writing Emphasis). However, she recently decided to drop the double-major and focus on music. Rachel will be earning her Bachelor’s degree in VPA – Music in Fall 2014.
As a writer, Rachel has been featured in Palomar College’s literary magazine Bravura on several occasions. Of special note is her award-winning poem, Getting Lost in National City While Trying to Find an Acapulco (2008). With a passion for writing and editing/proofreading, Rachel has worked as an English tutor for Fallbrook High School, Palomar College, Oceanside High School, Oxford Tutoring Center, and for private students in her hometown of Fallbrook, Ca.
Rachel currently works at Palomar; attends CSUSM; serves as the Soprano Section Leader at First United Methodist Church, Escondido (D.L. Shearer); and is a dedicated mother to her four-year old son, Louie Ricardo.