- M.M., Master of Music in Jazz Voice, New England Conservatory, 1998
- B.M., Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Indiana University, 1995
- B.M., Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance, Indiana University, 1995
Jazz vocalist and educator Rachel Caswell is adjunct lecturer in music in music in general studies/jazz studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she teaches courses in jazz history, contemporary jazz, and soul music.
As a performer, Caswell is known for bringing a fresh approach to vocal improvisation and interpretation of popular song. She has performed at colleges, festivals, and a variety of venues nationwide both as a solo artist and as coleader of the Caswell Sisters Jazz Quintet.
She has produced two well-received solo albums—All I Know: Duets with Dave Stryker & Jeremy Allen (2015) and Some Other Time (2003)—and in 2013, released the debut Caswell Sisters album, Alive in the Singing Air, featuring pianist Fred Hersch.
Caswell’s pedagogical experience also includes presentation of jazz-related master classes and clinics at colleges and universities, and serving as a judge and clinician at jazz festivals.