Donna Holden - Music Faculty

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Donna Holden, adjunct professor of voice, has taught at DBU since 1996. She holds a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Hardin-Simmons University and a M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas in Denton where she studied with Virginia Botkin and Nancy Elledge. She has appeared in several opera roles and made her professional debut with Fort Worth Opera as Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto. Other stage credits include; Juliette (Romeo & Juliette), Nightengale (L’enfant de sortliges), Susannah (Susannah), and Clara (Senor Deluso).

Since becoming the mother of two daughters, Mrs. Holden has focused her career on teaching and in concert and oratorio performance. She has frequently performed with DBU ensembles and orchestras having sung the soprano role in Mozart’s Requiem and with the Texas All-State Choir & Orchestra as guest soloist. Other oratorio roles include: Saint-Saen’s Christmas Oratorio, Rutter’s Magnificat, Pachelbel’s Magnificat, J.S. Bach’s Gloria and Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem. She is in demand as a private teacher and adjudicator and is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).


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