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Rachel Epperly is a musician, improviser, and performance artist based in LA and Seoul who uses experimental voice, original text/narrative, and body performance to investigate and transcend norms surrounding gender, the climate, and neoliberalism. While her primary focus as a musician is solo voice and electronics, she is also a pianist and accordionist. Rachel also makes ambient music and teaches sound meditation classes. 

Rachel is a recipient of a US Fulbright Research Grant in  in South Korea, where she learned pansori performance and composition for ten monthsShe currently studies jeongga in South Korea and incorporates Korean traditional voice into her vocal practice. 

Recent projects include her original solo opera SPIDERLILY, which Rachel premiered in 2023; a suit of armor made from 20,000 recycled pop tabs; and a week-long video and performance art installation in which Rachel held five themed poses for an hour at a time. 


Rachel holds an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BM in Music Composition from the University of Michigan with highest honors. Composition mentors include Anne LeBaron, Karen Tanaka, Evan Chambers, Kristen Kuster, Micaela Tobin.  Rachel has completed residencies/fellowships with Art Omi, Gabriela Lena Frank Academy of Music,  Westben, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. 

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