Jonathan Bailey Holland

Jonathan Holland 2020

Jonathan Bailey Holland



“Dream Variations”
Opening Festival Worship
Ebenezer Baptist Church
7/7/2020 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM


Flint, Michigan native, Jonathan Bailey Holland’s works have been commissioned and performed by orchestras and chamber ensembles across America. He served as the first-ever Composer-In-Residence with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for the 2018-19 season.

A winner of a Mass Cultural Council 2019 artist fellowship, Holland is also a recipient of a 2015 Fromm Foundation Commission at Harvard University. He has received honors from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, American Music Center, ASCAP, the Presser Foundation, and more.

He has served as Composer-in-Residence for the Plymouth Music Series of Minnesota (currently Vocal Essence); Ritz Chamber Players; Detroit and South Bend Symphony Orchestras; and the Radius Ensemble. His music has been recorded by the Cincinnati and Detroit Symphonies; the University of Texas Trombone Choir; trumpeter Jack Sutte; and flutist Christopher Chaffee, among others. Notable highlights from recent seasons include the premieres of his work Ode, a companion work to Beethoven’s 9th, by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; the release of Synchrony, a powerful statement on Black Lives Matter on the Radius Ensemble’s Fresh Paint CD; the premiere of Equality by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra featuring the poetry of Maya Angelou with narration by actor Regina Taylor and rapper/actor Common, and more.

Holland holds degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music and Harvard University. He is Chair of Composition, Contemporary Music, and Core Studies at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, and Faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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