Rebecca Scott graduated with a Diploma in Operatic Art from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 1991, where she trained as a singer with Maree Ryan. She also obtained a Licentiate in Voice from the AMEB. Some of the prizes awarded to Rebecca at Sydney Eisteddfods include the ‘Lauris Elms’ Mezzo Award and the prestigious Joan Sutherland Scholarship.
She lived and worked in London for 13 years as a professional opera singer. Her experience in the U.K. and Europe includes 35 operatic roles, oratorios, recitals, live radio broadcasts, four UK documentaries and four world cruises on the Oriana and Arcadia. Rebecca has also recorded two operatic CDs in London’s Wigmore Hall.
In April 2009, Rebecca was invited to China to perform the contralto role in Elgar’s The Music Makers with the International Festival Chorus in the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing. In May of the same year she performed as a soloist in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Sydney University Graduate Choir.
In December 2010 Rebecca was invited back to Beijing to sing as a soloist in Handel’s Messiah and to give a concert for the Australian Film Forum in China.
In April 2011 Rebecca graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a Master of Arts in Music Therapy.
She currently combines a busy schedule of working as a music therapist and teaching privately with her role as a tutor for the Open Academy.