Rebecca Shrand is a composer, tubist, conductor, singer-songwriter, and educator from the South Shore of Massachusetts. Her first composition was a song she wrote about pineapple at age 3: the premier performance of the piece was sung by herself in the car seat. Her instrumental skills began with piano at age 7, and clarinet at age 9. At age 12, she began playing the tuba and has been playing ever since in a wide variety of styles including: Classical, Bluegrass, Rock, Indie, Avant-Garde, Contemporary, Dixieland, and more. She also studied voice from 2012-2018, and recently began playing electric bass.
Rebecca is actively performing, recording, and working on projects composing music for medias, as well as working on new material with her band, Couch Beach. She recently graduated from Berklee College of Music in May of 2020, with degrees in Tuba Performance, Film Scoring, and a minor in Conducting.
Rebecca has performed internationally at venues and festivals including: Harpa Concert Hall (Reykjavík, Iceland), Vio Djúpio Festival (Isjafurdor, Iceland), HOF Cultural and Conference Center (Akureyri, Iceland), Teatro Gran Rex (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Teatro El Circulo (Rosario, Argentina), Symphony Hall (Boston, MA), Jordan Hall (Boston, MA), the Berklee Performance Center (Boston, MA), and many more. Rebecca has been the principal tubist for groups such as: Berklee’s Film Scoring Studio Orchestra, Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, The Berklee/Boston Conservatory Recording Orchestra, The Berklee Motion Picture Orchestra, New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Honors Brass Quintet, Youth Brass Ensemble and others.
When she's not immersing herself in music, you can find Rebecca studying mycology, foraging for mushrooms, cooking, baking, or enjoying outdoor activities.