Michael Rainbow hails from Wilmington, Delaware and holds a B.S. in Music Education & B.A. in Vocal Performance from The University of Valley Forge, as well as an M.M. in Voice Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Rainbow has been a featured vocalist in the greater Philadelphia, Baltimore & Washington D.C metropolitan areas in Opera, Oratorio, and Concert venues. He now teaches full time at Liberty High School in Sykesville, Maryland where he conducts all nine ensembles, as well as teaching AP/Honors Music Theory, and Electronic Music. He also works during the summer for the John F. Kennedy Center and the Washington National Opera’s Young Singer Institute as the Program Manager, and is the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Wolfs ECC in York, Pennsylvania. He continues to guest conduct, direct, and perform locally and abroad.
Mrs. Scott (Vocal Coach/Accompanist) is a dynamic musician in the Greater DC and Maryland area. She received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory and her Master of Music in Vocal Accompanying from Peabody Institute. After completing her studies, Ms. Scott founded DNSPiano to pursue her career. As a freelance musician, Ms. Scott balances a host of responsibilities. She is on staff at Emmanuel United Methodist where she is Assistant Music Director. Ms. Scott also maintains a piano studio at the Saint James School in Hagerstown, MD. She enjoys accompanying the American University Chorus, Arundel Vocal Arts Society, and on occasion the American University Chamber Singers. Her clientele also includes: the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera, Sidwell Friends School, and the McDonough School, to name a few. Ms. Scott frequently accompanies singers and choirs in competitions and recitals. She also participates in several summer music festivals, including an upcoming engagement with the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival. Ms. Scott is passionate about using her musical knowledge and leadership experience to impact her community. Ms. Scott is Artistic Director for Music Matters Baltimore, an organization designed to educate African American youth in the Baltimore/Annapolis area about their musical heritage and how it can help improve their lives. She also participates in outreach performances with Lyric Opera Baltimore, emphasizing historic operatic figures who shaped and influenced the culture in the United States. Above all else, Ms. Scott feels that it is important to give back to her community and her church. She believes that “…without these key influences in my life… my Mother, a supportive church community, and a firm belief that change is possible – I would not be who I am today or who I will become tomorrow.”
Mrs. Kathryn Harsha (Accompanist) completed her Master’s degree in Orchestral Conducting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and an undergraduate degree at Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio, majoring in Piano Performance and Humanities. For ten years she served as Music Director and Conductor of the Lakeland Civic Orchestra in Kirtland, Ohio, and worked as Music Director of Opera per Tutti, a Cleveland based opera company. She has been the Music Director of Sing Out! for Cleveland Rape Crisis Center since 2002. She is invigorated by working with Cleveland’s leading citizens in this vital civic effort, and is inspired by the staff and survivors of CRCC.
Kathryn is the Executive Director of the Opus Community Music School, where she is also a member of the piano faculty. Her favorite time is spent traveling with her husband Tom and their children, Alexandra, 17, and Christian, almost 16, who are both students at Liberty.