Rachel Holland - Directory - Christopher Newport University


Rachel Holland

Department of Theater and Dance - Department of Music

Rachel Holland

Professor - Voice, Theater and Dance
Department Chair

Ferguson Ctr A149
(757) 594-8875


  • DM in Voice, Indiana University
  • MM in Performance, Indiana University
  • BM in Vocal Performance, Butler University


Vocal Pedagogy, Foreign Language Diction, Vocal Literature


Chair of the Department of Music, Dr. Rachel Holland, is both an accomplished teacher and sought-after soprano soloist. Her students have gone on to prestigious graduate programs and grace the stages around the nation.
Dr. Holland is a frequent soloist with both regional and national organizations around the country. Her operatic credits include two of Mozart’s most stoic heroines, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, as well as such 20th century heroines as the title role in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa, Ellen Orford in Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes, and Puccini’s most beloved heroines: Madama Butterfly and Tosca.
Ms. Holland’s concert credits also span a wide range of styles, including Verdi’s Requiem, Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Richard Strauss’ Vier Letzte Lieder, Mendolssohn’s Elijah and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. She has performed with such companies as The Virginia Opera Association, The Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Indianapolis Opera, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Cedar Rapids Symphony, and the Sioux City Symphony.

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