David Holland studied at the Indiana University School of Music and the Ohio University School of Music. He is a founding member of the Aurora Quintet and has performed with the New World, Stradivari and Interlochen string quartets. While serving as the resident violist, coordinator of the string chamber music curriculum, and conductor of the string orchestra at Interlochen, Holland held visiting professorships at the University of Iowa, Ohio University, and South Dakota State University. He has had summer faculty appointments at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, the University of Iowa, Louisiana State University, Ithaca College, and Southern Methodist University. He served as Instructor of Viola at Interlochen Arts Academy from 1973 until his retirement. He is currently on the faculty at the Quartet Program located at Bucknell University in Lewisberg, Pennsylvania. Recently he presented viola master classes at the University of Michigan, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Eastman School of Music.
I make the assumption that the student, teamed with me, will become serious and will have a violistic life. The team will develop to the point of being free to express him/herself and to fashion something attractive and of beauty.
Master Classes Given: The Cleveland Institute of Music- The Julliard School-The Eastman Conservatory-Universities of Iowa, Arizona State, Colorado, Southern Methodist, Vassar College, Bard College, U. Mass. Amherst, Wyoming, Alabama, Wisconsin-Superior, Tennessee, Otterbein College, Hartt School of Music, Univ. of Michigan
Competitions Judged: Julius Stulberg, William Primrose (American Viola Society), The Fischoff (National Chamber Music), Wendell Irish (Viola)
Awards: Career Achievement (American Viola Society), Named Viola Studio (Interlochen Center for the Arts), Named First Prize (AVS Competition-Junior Division)
B.M.E., Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
M.F.A., Viola Performance, Ohio University