Nov 12, 2021
Flicka Rahn is an internationally known vocal performer, author, teacher and published composer. She served on the music faculty at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi for 22 years in addition to Brandeis University in Boston, and the Boston Conservatory of Music. As a professional soprano she has appeared with the Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Philharmonic, New York Wagner Society, Minnesota Grand Opera, San Antonio Opera and the Sinfonia de Queretaro, Mexico. She has traveled throughout Mexico with notable Mexican artists presenting Uniting Nations through Music.
Since 2015, Ms. Rahn has been practicing sound therapy at the Integrative Healing Institute in San Antonio. She is a co-founder of the Transcendence Project, co-creator of the Innergy Tuner app and co-author with Tammy McCrary and The Transformational Power of Sound and Music book.
In 2012, as a Fulbright Scholar, she traveled to the Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro in Queretaro, Mexico, and taught courses on American art songs and American musical theater. She returned to Queretaro in 2015 to produce and direct musical presentations at the Proarte Escuela de Danza and the Centro Estudios de Musicales. In 2016, she continued her work in Mexico appearing with the Queretaro Symphony in their annual Opera Gala, performing solos and ensembles with Mexican vocal artists.
She continues to have a large studio of classical vocal students in Queretaro, Mexico. In 2017, she and Mexican tenor, Andres Pichardo (add Andres’ link) presented concerts in four cities throughout Mexico. In 2018, she returned to sing two concerts, “Amigos Para Siempre,” in Mexico City and Queretaro with tenors, Alberto Angel and Andres Pichardo.”
As a composer, Ms Rahn’s sacred and secular pieces for vocal soloists, choirs, and opera companies have been performed at universities, educational institutions, churches, museums, and temples. Her art songs are published in the series Art Songs by American Women Composers.
In 2017, she and fellow musician, Daniel Wyman, recorded and released an album of meditation and healing music under the name The Icaros, and released their debut album Chakra Soundscapes, in 2018. This beautiful musical interpretation was inspired by her experiences of the improvised healing songs of the Shipibo shamans from the Amazon jungle in Peru. The Icaros followed up with the elegantly produced Hymns to Gaia: Honoring the Elements in 2019 and Ascension in August of 2021. The Icaros continues to perform at festivals and events in the US, Mexico and the UK.