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Position: Associate Professor of Music - Voice and Small Choral Ensemble
Campus Phone: 865.471.3409
Campus Box: 71987
Dr. Angela Easterday Holder, Associate Professor of Music, joined the Carson-Newman Music Faculty in 2003. She taught for eight years at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky before this appointment. Originally from the Knoxville area, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Carson-Newman, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tennessee, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, where she holds the office of Tennessee NATS Secretary/Treasurer and Tennessee Music Educators Association.
Dr. Holder has been a soprano soloist on a number of occasions, most recently in Saint Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, Rutter’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Missa Brevis, Mozart’s Missa Solemnis, and with the C-N choirs, Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Garber’s Magnificat, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy, and Handel’s Messiah. She is also a member of the Knoxville Choral Society, having performed as soloist in the Beethoven Mass in C, K. Lee Scott's Requiem, and Rutter's Feel the Spirit.
As a member of the voice faculty at Carson-Newman, she teaches private voice, diction, song literature, class voice, and is the director of Redemption, the Christian Contemporary group sponsored by the music department.