Andrea Holliday


Classical soprano Andrea Holliday earned a music degree at the University of Chicago and also undertook extensive private training in vocal technique, drama, poetry and foreign languages. She has been a concert soloist with many orchestras and choral groups (see Performer's Bio below). She sings regularly with the renowned all-professional choir at Chicago's Church of the Ascension; and, in the past, with such ensembles as Chicago Opera Theatre and Music of the Baroque. Ms. Holliday's own voice teachers have included Diane Forlano and, more recently, her excellent colleagues Jeffrey Horvath and Myron Myers. Since 2010 she has served as president of Music Teachers of Hyde Park. 


Ms. Holliday's studio includes young professional singers and complete beginners. "I am pleased to work with anyone who is earnest about improving his or her singing voice" she says, "in whatever style of music you like to sing." Her students perform regularly on and off the University of Chicago campus, and a number have participated in the annual Chicago NATS Auditions (National Association of Teachers of Singing).


Ms. Holliday has been heard in many of the larger concert works of Mozart, Haydn, Handel and Vivaldi.  She has a particular devotion to the music of J.S. Bach.   She has made a number of appearances with the Michigan Bach Collegium; with the Rockford Bach Chamber Choir; and in the Bach cantata programs at St. Luke's Evangelical Church, Chicago, and Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest. She has sung for Oak Park’s Handel Week festival, and for the Downers Grove Choral Society in many works including Bach’s B minor Mass. She has presented dozens of art-song programs at diverse venues -- usually accompanied at the piano by her husband, Thomas Wikman, with whom she makes a specialty of Romantic Italian composers -- e.g. the Italian counterparts of Ravel and Debussy -- and Romantic Russian literature. A review of such a program is here.

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MTHP sponsored many successful events for our students this past school year: recitals, workshops, Concerto Day and Chamber Days. We look forward to our new series of student events, beginning with a student recital on October 21.

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