Becky Loar is a native of Vero Beach, FL where she was born and raised, actively participating in many facets of her local music ministry. This foundation made a great impact on the course of her life.
Becky received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Samford University in Birmingham, AL and a Master of Music degree in Opera Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, NY. After 20 years of teaching voice, Becky recently went back to school to receive her Doctorate in Voice Performance with a minor in Choral Conducting. The focus of her research throughout her doctoral studies included Vocal Health and Wellness.
Becky has enjoyed a rich contemporary Christian music background, leading worship, giving concerts and providing special music for services and women’s events. Her mother is a writer and speaker, and they often team up together to bring family stories of blessings and trials to life. Becky has recorded a solo album of spirituals and sacred arias entitled “How can I keep from singing”. Her first recording (EP) “Rise” was released in 2014 and is featured on Babbie Mason Radio. She was also a background vocalist on Charles Billingsly's first album “Choice of a Lifetime.”
Becky has been teaching voice for over twenty years and is an active vocal adjudicator and clinician throughout the Southeast Her students have continued on to perform on Broadway, national Broadway tours, summer opera programs and cruise lines. Many of her students have entered advanced conservatory programs such as Manhattan School of Music, Oberlin Conservatory and Boston University.
Becky currently serves as Lecturer of Voice in Musical Theater and Contemporary Commercial Music styles at the University of North Carolina in Pembroke, NC. Becky is an active wife and mother of two kids, and lives with her family in Lexington, SC.
Life is full and often weighs the ever-present question of work/family balance. She finds daily encouragement is this bible truth:....
"Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."