About Flicka

Opera Singer, Educator, Sound Therapist, Composer & Author

Flicka Rahn, M.M.Ed., M.Sc., is an internationally known vocalist, composer, and sound healer, with a distinguished career in academia teaching at a number of universities. A former associate professor of music at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, where she taught for twenty-two years, she has also served on the faculties of Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts, the Boston Conservatory of Music, and the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, a master’s degree in vocal performance from Texas State University, and a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Texas A&M, Kingsville. Since 2015, Ms. Rahn has been practicing sound therapy at the Integrative Healing Institute in San Antonio. She is a cofounder of the Transcendence Project, cocreator of the Innergy Tuner app and co-author (with Tammy McCrary) of The Transformational Power of Sound and Music book.

As a vocalist, Ms. Rahn has sung major operatic roles throughout the United States. She has appeared as a guest artist with, among others, the Boston Lyric Opera, the New York Wagner Society, the Boston Concert Opera, the Minnesota Grand Opera, and the San Antonio Opera. She has graced the stages of major concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Boston Academy of Music. She had the distinction of having worked as a cantor for over thirty years at Temple Beth El in San Antonio. Her  international recital appearances include La Paz, Bolivia; Toledo, Spain; and Puebla, Mexico, as part of a Cultural Music Exchange showcasing American art songs.

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 presented concerts in four cities throughout Mexico. In 2018, she returned to singtwo 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 her musical partner, Daniel Wyman, recorded and released an album of meditation and healing music, Icaros: Chakra Soundscapes, which was inspired by her experiences of the improvised healing songs of the Shipibo shamans from the Amazon jungle in Peru.

Flicka Rahn currently resides on a horse farm in rural Texas. She is married and has a grown daughter.