Soprano, Ana Rangel, holds a master's degree from University of Redlands and a bachelor's degree from California State University, Los Angeles, both with an emphasis in vocal performance. Currently, she sings for the United Methodist Church in Palm Springs. Ms. Rangel is proud to announce that she will be working alongside Inland Master Chorale as an alto, and California Desert Chorale as board member, section leader and soprano for this upcoming season.
During her academic training, Ana had the honor and privilege to debut as Rosalinda in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus. She also premiered in her first operatic role in Philip Glass’ Hydrogen Jukebox. Additionally, she performed in an original "popera” called Expectation. Other roles include First Witch from Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, and Alcibiades and Phaedrus in Erik Satie's Socrates.
While at CSULA, Ana had many opportunities to sing for several causes. She partook in volunteering and singing events for the LA Mission for homeless women. Take Back the Night was a cause for sexually abused and assaulted people in which Ms. Rangel and her colleagues contributed their voices. They also sang for an event at Alhambra city hall, where they held an art exhibition with works from special needs students from a local high school. Touring performances for the "popera", Expectation, took place at the Lancaster Prison for men and at “A Place Called Home” after school program.
Prior to Ana’s studies at CSULA, she decided to embark on a new journey and pursue a music degree at College of the Desert. While at COD, she was cast in the school's production of Les Miserables. For a few semesters, she became an enthusiastic “choral-ographer” for the jazz singer’s ensemble. While attending her community college, Ana was awarded an internship for two years with California Desert Chorale, where she has been invited to sing for several fundraising events, including the annual benefit concerts at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage.
In addition to being a performer, Ana has also become a music educator, librarian, and a teacher. She had the honor of being staff for the nonprofit organization, Saturday Conservatory of Music, as the voice and choral instructor. Afterwards she became a music educator for an after school program at Good Hope Elementary School associated with the Think Together program. While at Cal State LA, Ana worked as the choral director's assistant and as choral librarian. Because of that fact, in August of 2018, Ana was sent to help and work for the music library of University of Costa Rica. Currently, Ms. Rangel works for the Palm Springs Unified School District as a substitute teacher, as well as, being the color guard instructor for the marching band at Rancho Mirage High School.