2011 Young Alumni Creativity Award, Otterbein University

2006 Johnny Mercer Power of the Popular Song Workshop Fellow, Northwestern University

2004 Melodious Accord Composition Fellow with Alice Parker, Berkshires, MA

2001 Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to Leeds, England

photo by Becca J.R. Lachman. *Thanks to Bruce Dalzell.


Singer-Songwriter Experience: 
Dew (original songs, 1999, self-released)
Homemade Candles (original songs, 2003, self-released)

10+ years of experience performing for local music scenes & festivals 

(Musical) Theater Roles (community & regional):
Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof; Wendy in Peter Pan; Rosemary in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Lena Lamont in Singin' in the Rain; Emily in Our Town; Robin in Godspell

strange light (photo), performance group with husband Michael Lachman (original music and covers)

Choral Experience:
Otterbein University Concert Choir and Vocal Ensemble
University of Leeds Choral Union (Leeds, England)
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Columbus OH
Seattle Peace Chorus
Ohio University Singers
Calliope Feminist Choir, Athens OH 

Professional Experience:
Vocalist for weddings, parties, and choral section leader
Adjunct instructor for songwriting, music theory
Private teacher (composition, voice, playing piano by ear)



Original Shows:
Kilkee (Irish folk operetta)
*Premiered in 1999 at The Black Tie Affair Dinner Theater in Wooster, Ohio (Amaranic Productions); performed by original cast at Dalton High School in 1999; selections performed at Otterbein University in 2001
*Original cast recording

An Exploration of Good-byes (Musical Revue)
*Premiered at Otterbein University in 2000
*Original Cast Recording

Ten: A Love Theory (Musical Revue)
*Premiered at Otterbein University in 2003
*Original Cast Recording

Choral Music:
"In Winter" and "There Will Be Music!" (Heritage Press, The Lorenz Corporation)
*Premiered by Kinderchor Children's Choir at OMEA 2003

Commissioned pieces for children's choir, high school graduations, nonprofits, church choirs

Conducting and directing experience

(photo) Becca conducts the Otterbein Vocal Ensemble during her senior composition recital in 2003