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Division Heads, Department Chairs and Administrative Offices

Jonathan Kregor, Division Head 556-9549 MEH 4225E
Darlene Miller,  Administrative Secretary II 556-6046 MEH 4225F
Graduate Student Assoc/ Music Research Forum 556-9564 MEH 5218
Ensembles & Conducting Division 556-2696    
Kevin Michael Holzman, Interim Division Head  556-9424 CC 2530
Rose Hensley, Administrative Coordinator   556-2696 CC 1450
Wind Studies GA Office   556-2160 CC 2530
Wind Library   556-2555 CC 2372
Orchestral Library   556-9414 CC 1360
Orchestral GA Office   556-3521 CC 2580
Choral Library   556-9416 DVAC 109
Choral GA Office   556-3144 DVAC 111
UC Men's and Women's Choruses Office   556-9415 DVAC 105
UC Bands   556-2263 LAU 13
Scott Belck, Director, Jazz Studies/Commercial Music Production
556-9447 CC 1440
Mark Gibson, Director, Orchestral Studies   556-9420 CC 2550
Kevin Michael Holzman, Director, Wind Studies   556-9424 CC 2530
Earl Rivers, Director, Choral Studies 556-9419 DVAC 115
Keyboard Division 556-6017    
Michelle Conda, Division Head   556-9525 MEH 5221
Suzanne Wright, Executive Staff Assistant 556-6017 MEH 5243
Michael Chertock, Piano Department Chair   556-9531 MEM 446
Michelle Conda, Secondary Piano and Piano Pedagogy   556-9525 MEH 5221
Kenneth Griffiths, Director of Accompanying Activities 
556-9514 DVAC 211
Music Education Division 556-6017    
Ann Porter, Division Head  556-9527 MEH 5245
Suzanne Wright, Executive Staff Assistant 
556-6017 MEH 5243
Performance Studies Division 556-3442    
James Bunte, Division Head 556-3442 DVAC 329
Claudia Penn, Administrative Secretary II 556-3442 DVAC 331
Karen Lykes, Voice Department Chair 556-9516 DVAC 209
Russell Burge, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion Department Chair 556-9423 MEM 180
Won-Bin Yim, String Department Chair 
556-5254 MEM 246
Clare Callahan, Classical Guitar Program Coordinator   556-9542 MEM 271
Jim Culley, Percussion Program Coordinator   556-9417 CC 1371

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Kevin Michael Holzman

Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Wind Studies; Interim Division Head, Ensembles and Conducting
Office: 2530 Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
Tel: 513-556-9424

Kevin Michael Holzman serves as the Director of Wind Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Holzman joined CCM’s faculty on a visiting basis in 2017 as the Assistant Director of Wind Studies, and assumed the Director of Wind Studies position in August 2018. As Director of Wind Studies, Holzman serves as the music director for the CCM Wind Symphony (CCM’s premier large wind ensemble), the CCM Chamber Orchestra, the CCM Chamber Winds, and the CCM Bras Choir. His academic responsibilities include teaching graduate conducting, survey of wind literature and related courses as well as the advising and mentoring of wind conducting students in CCM’s MM and DMA programs.

Prior to his appointment as Visiting Assistant Director of Wind Studies at CCM, Holzman earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Music Director of the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Mark Scatterday, DMA. As the Frederick Fennell Conducting Fellow and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Walter Hagen Prize for Excellence in Conducting, Holzman served as Associate Conductor of the world-renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra. He regularly appeared as a conductor for OSSIA New Music, including multiple world-premiere performances. He also studied extensively with Neil Varon, Director of Eastman Orchestras.

In summer 2016, Holzman was invited to serve as an associate conductor on the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s first tour in Europe, where he conducted the Eastman Harmonie in Salzburg, Vienna and Prague. He also collaborated with prominent composers David Maslanka and Bert Appermont for the “Celebration of the Symphony” concert with the Eastman Wind Ensemble. The performance was Eastman’s first live-streamed large ensemble concert, which included the North American premiere of Appermont’s Symphony No. 2 The Golden Age. Holzman also served as an Assistant Producer for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s recent release Sierra Live and upcoming album featuring the music of Jeff Tyzik.

Beyond Eastman, Holzman has worked with professional ensembles including the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In April 2017, he was appointed conductor of the Music in the American Wild ensemble, a National Endowment for the Arts grant-funded ensemble that commissioned 11 new works in celebration of the 2016 U.S. National Parks Centennial. Holzman recently completed a studio-recording project of commissioned compositions, set for release by ArtistShare NYC in fall 2018. In 2016 Holzman formed and began serving as Music Director of the Upstate Brass Band, an exciting brass ensemble that performs in upstate New York, and was commissioned to record a series of new brass band arrangements by renowned composer/trombonist Bill Reichenbach.

Holzman became the founding Music Director and conductor of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Wind Ensemble in fall 2016. He successfully recruited and led the ensemble’s inaugural year, and it is now the college’s largest instrumental ensemble. After earning his MM in conducting at the University of Arizona (UA), Holzman had the opportunity to teach and conduct as Interim Principal Conductor for the Wind Symphony at UA’s Fred Fox School of Music during the director’s extended absence from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Director and Coordinator of the UA Symphonic Band and High School Honor Band during his tenure.

In addition to his work with collegiate and professional ensembles, Holzman is a passionate advocate for music education and access to music in all schools. He recently served as Volunteer Coordinator for ROCmusic, an El Sistema-inspired community music program in Rochester, New York, and he assisted wi