Deili Rangel was born in Havana, Cuba, the daughter of Cuban missionaries who came to the United States in search of religious freedom. She began singing regularly at a young age in church services and conferences. Her involvement in missionary activities and singing at an early age formed the foundation for her desire to use singing as a tool for encouraging well-being.
Her formal training began Spring of 2005 with a grant from Dr. Joseph and Virginia Cauthen, who offered to pay for Ms. Rangel’s formal vocal training after she sang for a convalescent family member. In 2005 Ms. Rangel began taking private lessons from Dr. Brenda Smith and in Fall 2006 she was accepted into the University of Florida School of Music. There she received her Bachelors of Music degree with Outside Field in Psychology and Masters of Music in Sacred Music.
Ms. Rangel is a dramatic soprano, especially interested in providing singers with a strong foundation in the principles of singing, including relaxation, posture, breathing and resonance. She has been teaching voice privately for over two years and is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
In the summer of 2011 she received a grant to become a Certified Arts in Healthcare facilitator. In addition, she has volunteered for over a year in Sing for Life, a program offered through the Arts in Medicine program at Shands which provides strategies for life long singing to people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.
Ms. Rangel plans to continue growing in the world of vocal pedagogy, promoting vocal training as a means of self-expression and well-being for people of all ages and backgrounds.