Title: Visiting Professor of Music, Associate Director of Wind Studies
Office: CC2540 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Angela Holt, DMA, began her music studies in East Texas as a pianist. She was awarded her BME degree from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in Illinois with a piano emphasis and her MM and DMA degrees from CCM in Wind Conducting with a cognate in Music Education.
She served as the associate director of bands for several years in the Texas public school system and was the founder of the jazz ensemble “The Dissonance.” She later was appointed as the director of bands at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the music director of the University of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Holt is currently on faculty at CCM where she is the associate director of Wind Studies. Her position involves teaching music-related courses and serving as the conductor and music director of the CCM Wind Ensemble and Commencement Bands. Additionally, she oversees the doctoral cognate program in wind conducting. Her most recent research is in that of chamber wind literature focusing on music during the twentieth century. She has an interest in reviving music of the past and commissioning quality music for the future. Holt has been recognized by “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and has continued to be an advocate for music education in our schools. She continues to stay active as a performer and clinician.
Holt has had the great opportunity to study under the music instruction of Judy Owens, James Snowden, Paul Wiens, Daniel Paul Horn, Daniel Sommerville, Mary Hopper, Ann Porter, Terence Milligan, Rodney Winther, Glenn D. Price and Diane Wittry.