Catherine Holland

Catherine Holland

Part Time Lecturer

Music

Jazz Voice

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College of Visual & Performing Arts 217

Education

New England ConservatoryMM
University of Missouri - ColumbiaBM

Teaching

  • Jazz Voice Instructor

Biography

Ms. Holland is the Jazz Voice Instructor at UMASS Dartmouth. She is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance degree. She holds her Bachelor of Music degree in French Horn Performance from the University of Missouri - Columbia. In 2002, after completing her Masters, she was a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Institute. Also, Ms. Holland was a member of the Handel and Haydn Society’s educational outreach quartet for four years. This group visited schools throughout the Boston metro region presenting an education, interactive music program for students.

Ms. Holland began teaching private voice instruction in 2001 and has worked in a variety of settings, and with many different types of voices and styles. In addition to teaching at UMASS Dartmouth, she is also a Voice Instructor at Bridgewater State University and is the founding and current director of the Pop Vocal Ensemble. This ensemble performs Pop/Rock, Musical Theater and Jazz music. She has a private voice studio in Southborough, MA where she works with middle school and high school students. Ms. Holland was formally on the faculty for Dean College in Franklin, MA for 10 years. During the summer she has Music Directed shows for middle school students for both Hudson Arts Alliance and SPARC in Hudson MA.

Ms. Holland is a trained classical singer, but she specializes in Contemporary Vocal Technique. She works with students who sing in contemporary styles including Pop/Rock, Musical Theater and Jazz. She believes that good vocal technique is the foundation for any musical genre that a student wants to specialize.

Ms. Holland has performed with the Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Baroque. She has soloed with various choirs throughout the Boston Metro Area, and is currently a choir member and frequent soloist at Kings Chapel in Boston, MA and Temple Shalom in Newton, MA. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

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