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Rachel Caswell

Adjunct Lecturer in Music (Music in General Studies)

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Music Addition, MA158


Music in General Studies Program

  • M.M., Master of Music in Jazz Voice, New England Conservatory, 1998
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Indiana University, 1995
  • B.M., Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, Indiana University, 1995

Jazz vocalist and educator Rachel Caswell serves as an Adjunct Lecturer in Music in General Studies for the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where she teaches courses in jazz history, contemporary jazz, and soul music.

As a performer, she is known for bringing a fresh approach to vocal improvisation and interpretation of popular song. She has performed at colleges, festivals, and a variety of venues nationwide both as a solo artist and as co-leader of the Caswell Sisters Jazz Quintet.

She has produced two well-received solo albums—All I Know: Duets with Dave Stryker & Jeremy Allen (2015) and Some Other Time (2003)—and in 2013 released the debut Caswell Sisters album, Alive in the Singing Air featuring pianist Fred Hersch.

Rachel’s pedagogical experience also includes presentation of jazz-related masterclasses and clinics at colleges and universities and serving as judge and clinician at jazz festivals. 

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