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Rachel Ebeling

Co-founder and Executive Director of The Angel Band Project and lifelong lover of music, Rachel has been breathing fire into the organization since its inception back in 2009. When her lifelong best friend Teresa Butz was murdered in a horrific act of sexual violence, Rachel was called to action to fight against the epidemic of sexual violence in the U.S. Rachel is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization with a focus on growing The Angel Band Project into a meaningful force for healing and social change. Rachel draws on her background in project management, marketing and the media in her role as executive director. She is committed to Angel Band Project’s mission of “breaking the silence that surrounds the issue of sexual violence while creating a space for survivors to find healing and support through music therapy in the aftermath of sexual violence.” Through hard work and vision, Rachel has led the organization to house programming in three cities – St. Louis, MO; Seattle, WA; and New York City, NY.  Rachel received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1992, and was given an award for her music therapy advocacy in 2018 by the Women of Achievement organization in St. Louis, MO. She and her family live in St. Louis.

An Unkind Gift in a Musical Package

After the tragic loss of one of her best friends, Rachel Ebeling decided to share the power of music to support survivors of sexual...

Songs of Survival: A Benefit Album to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence

Truthteller Rachel Ebeling is breaking the silence with her The Angel Band Project. Along with her colleagues and co-creators, she is using music to...