Rebecca Harrold is a true collaborative musician with accomplished skills as both a singer and pianist. Having maintained a thirteen year position as Pianist for Boston Ballet School she was promoted to Principal Pianist for her last four years with them. While there, she also free-lanced as a singer in local venues and embarked on the production of her premiere solo CD for which she had the honor of recording with William Ackerman, founder of Windham Hill Recording label. Rebecca has had the opportunity of playing with theatrical luminary, Stephen Schwartz, as Principal Pianist for his staged adaptation of “The Baker’s Wife” which garnered an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award. Additionally, Rebecca has served as Music Director for a number of schools, theaters and churches in the East Coast.
Both a lead singer and naturally gifted harmonizer, Rebecca performed extensively in New England with Faith in Action, an all-female jazz/gospel a cappella ensemble. The pinnacle of their career was filming a television segment on WGBH’s “Basic Black” series with the inimitable Bobby McFerrin ~famous for his ubiquitous theme, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
Rebecca began teaching music while a student at Baldwin- Wallace College in Berea, Ohio (1985) and has enjoyed cultivating a sense of wonder and accomplishment through the discipline of music ever since. She sees it as an ever changing, ever evolving art form that maintains its grace and dignity by way of serious attention to the details not only of the practice but of our cultural experience, as well. One definitely effects the other and Rebecca tries to help children to assimilate their world THROUGH music.