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Rebecca Haviland

Lecturer in Music

Co-Program Head Studio Composition (Undergraduate Studies)

Rebecca Haviland is a Grammy awarding winning vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with extensive songwriting, performance/touring experience.

More About Me

Rebecca recently completed a year playing keyboards and guitar for multi-platinum selling pop artist Rachel Platten, including television performances on Ellen and Good Morning America, and performances across North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan.  She has also played keyboards and Mandolin for Crystal Bowersox (American Idol) and Evan Watson.  As a session vocalist, Rebecca has recorded backing vocals on hundreds of albums including Grammy award winning children’s album “Home” by Tim Kubart and The Space Cadets.

Her own band, Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart has performed in support of Roberta Flack, Chris Young, Rick Springfield, Martin Sexton and James McCartney. Their self-titled record released in 2012, received awards in the International Songwriting Competition and Unsigned Only Competition. 

Rebecca released the EP Bright City Lights in April of 2018, featuring Chris Anderson on bass (Martin Sexton, Post Modern Jukebox), Todd Caldwell on keys (Crosby Stills & Nash, Amy Helm), Kenny Shaw on drums (Dispatch) and Teddy Kumpel on guitar (Joe Jackson).  

“Rebecca Haviland is breaking barriers with her eclectic form of Americana,” - No Depression.  

“Rebecca Haviland asserts her individual voice as an expressive force on the passion-fueled Bright City Lights, a gritty exploration of identity and culture,” - Atwood Magazine.

Representative Courses

- Lyric Writing

- Studio Chart Reading

- Touring, Promotions, and Distribution

- Composition Masterclass

- Songwriting 1 

- Songwriting 1 (Core Curriculum)

- Songwriting 2 (Core Curriculum)