Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8:30pm
Sandy R. Holland, Conductor
After serving as the Artistic Director of the Charlotte Children’s Choir for 23 seasons, Sandy R. Holland founded the Young Voices of the Carolinas (YVOTC) a community children’s choir dedicated to choral excellence and music literacy. Sandy has taught students of all ages, pre-school through adults, but her favorite by far is making music with treble choirs, stating, “There is something about the purity of a child’s voice that touches the human soul.”
Sandy is an active clinician and guest conductor, leading workshops and conducting honors choirs in over 14 states. In June of 2017 she will conduct a national children’s choir festival at Carnegie Hall as well as travel to Italy with young Voices of the Carolina singing in St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.
In addition to conducting the ensembles of YVOTC, Ms. Holland is the Choral Music Educator at Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, a charter school for highly gifted learners, and Director of Children’s Choirs at St. John’s Baptist Church both in Charlotte. Sandy received her undergraduate from Pfeiffer College studying church music and Christian Education. She received her M.A.T in Music Education at Indiana University with special studies in voice and children’s choirs. A member of NC Music Educators Association, National Federation of Music Educators and the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA), serving in many roles throughout the years, including Southern Division R&S Chair for Children’s Choirs, Southern Division Treble Honor’s Choir Coordinator, and is past president of NCACDA. In 2018 Ms. Holland will conduct the Southern Division ACDA Middle School Treble Honors Choir in Louisville, Ky.