Rachel Harland studied music as an undergraduate at Manchester University. As a postgraduate she trained in Musical Theatre at Central School of Speech & Drama and in Opera at Flanders Opera Studio. She also has an LRSM in vocal teaching.
As a singer she has performed in Belgium, U.K, U.S. and Canada for opera companies including Opera Holland Park, Carl Rosa Opera, Royal Opera La Monnaie and The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.
An experienced solo recital singer in French and English song repertoire, Rachel has given recitals across Belgium and the U.K. and for Theatrical Adventures cruises on the Douro, Rhine, Danube and Nile.
As a teacher, she has led music workshops and coached for Aldeburgh Music, Music in Prisons, Manchester International Festival, Daniel Adamson Preservation Society, Agalin Music Camp in Thailand and Royal Conservatoire of Music in Antwerp.
Rachel is creative director of RHOK Show, directing singing groups, workshops and youth opera boot camps. In addition to teaching at the IOA, she is currently a singing teacher at Liverpool University, and director of youth productions at The International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival.