Jonathan Bailey Holland, guest composer

Jonathan Bailey Holland

Be sure to check out video interviews with Jonathan Bailey Holland about his work.

Originally from Flint, MI, Holland is Associate Professor of Composition at the Berklee College of Music. He began studying composition at the Interlochen Arts Academy, and continued his composition studies with Ned Rorem at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he received a Bachelor of Music degree. He went on to receive a Ph.D. in Music from Harvard University, where his primary teachers were Bernard Rands and Mario Davidovsky. He has also studied with Andrew Imbrie, Yehudi Wyner, Robert Saxton and Robert Sirota.

An advocate for music education, Holland has written several works for educational concerts, and has given lectures and presentations at over 50 institutions. His works have also been performed by the Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago Civic, Cleveland, Richmond and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras, the Florida Philharmonic, Alea III, Auros Group for New Music, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Orchestra 2001, Orchestra Society of Philadelphia, and soloists Ignat Solzhenitsyn, Demarre McGill and others. Holland has worked with such conductors as Robert Spano, Roger Norrington, Neeme Jarvi, Paavo Jarvi, Michael Morgan, Leslie Dunner and Davis Zinman, among others.

Holland is a two-time winner of the Indianapolis Symphony's Marian K. Glick Young Composer's Showcase, the Charles Ives Scholarship, as well as other awards from ASCAP, the Presser Foundation, Boston Conservatory, Austin Peay State University, and Harvard University.

Mr. Holland's appearance is funded in part through Meet the Composer's MetLife Creative Connections program.