Dr. Rachel Bergman is Director of Arts Outreach and Academic Support at Sheridan College. She teaches flute and music theory and founded and directs the Sheridan College Flute Choir. She is a member of the Assisi Music Festival (Italy) and has been on the faculty of the Skidmore Summer Flute Institute since its inception in 1994. An advocate of new music, she has premiered a number of new chamber works, most recently at the College Music Society National Conference, where she also presented a lecture-recital on Leonard Bernstein’s Halil. Her principal flute teachers include Judy Mendenhall, Jan Vinci, Paula Robison, and Ransom Wilson.
Dr. Bergman earned her PhD in music theory from Yale University under the direction of Allen Forte and completed her undergraduate degree in Music and Mathematics at Skidmore College, where she was the recipient of a Filene Music Scholarship.