Andrea Holliday

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

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. 

VOICE STUDIO

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).

PERFORMER'S BIO

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.

Artist Series News

Wed, October 15, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,
Blackstone Library
An evening of French music with flutist Irene Claude and pianist Clara Christenson. Program: Franck: Sonata for Piano and Flute, Debussy: Afternoon of a Faun.

Student Activities

Sat, October 25, 3pm – 4pm
Blackstone Library
Student Recital

Welcome

Welcome to new members Allison Bengfort, violin; Dhilanthi Fernando, piano and theory.

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