The Malone University Women’s Concert Choir includes:
The Women’s Concert Choir is one of the three choral ensembles at Malone University. Established in 1989, the choir, selected each fall by audition, is comprised of 20 women representing a variety of majors. They perform on and off-campus for worship services and community events, as well as Christmas at Malone.
Conducted by Rachel Núñez since 2001, the Women’s Concert Choir takes an annual spring tour. Spring 2010 took the choir to Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Past tours include Washington D.C.; Chicago, Ill.; Philadelphia, Penn; Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Canada.
Rachel Núñez is associate professor of music, vocal coordinator and director of the Women's Concert Choir at Malone University. She received her bachelor of arts degree in music from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where she was a member of the Nordic Choir under the direction of Weston Noble. She received her master of music degree in vocal performance from the University of Akron. Ms. Núñez's opera performances include roles in Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, Mozart's Le Nozzi di Figaro, Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Ward's The Crucible, Pucinni's Gianni Schicchi, and Humperdinck's Hänsel and Gretel. Her oratorio work includes participation as a soloist in Handel's Messiah. She has served as an apprentice for the Dorian Opera Theatre Summer Festival and has also appeared as a soloist at the Stan Hywet Concert Series in Akron. Ms. Núñez's professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the Music Educators National Conference, and the Ohio Music Education Association. She is also a member of The Friends of Music in Akron. Ms. Núñez and her husband, Jacinto, reside in Stow with their son, Manuel.
Rachel Cohick is a junior majoring in music ministry at Malone University. Her primary instrument is piano which she studies with Professor Sandra Carnes. She is a member of the Piano Ensemble, was a participant in Piano Extravaganza VII and is currently teaching piano to beginning students through the Malone Preparatory Program. Rachel is a member of the Women’s Concert Choir and serves as their accompanist. She studied piano with Mary Dobrea-Grindahl and was a member of the Women’s Choir and the Collaborative Piano Ensemble while a student at Baldwin Wallace. She is a pianist for her church and she also plays the violin. Rachel is a native of Boiling Springs, Penn.