Victoria Holland, Soprano

I am an opera singer, performer and instructor. I believe that our bodies are capable of producing naturally intense sound. As a professional performer, I have the tools that can make anyone a confident singer. I love to perform whenever I can. When I’m not performing, I travel the world to share my singing tools with others: to guide professional and amateur opera singers of all ages on the path to their greatest potential. We are all built to sing!
— Victoria Holland

 Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Northwestern University

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall - Northwestern University

 Royal Conservatory of Music

Royal Conservatory of Music

 David and Amy Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago

David and Amy Fulton Recital Hall, University of Chicago

 Loyola University Museum of Art  Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art Chicago

 Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre  Highland Park, Illinois

Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre Highland Park, Illinois

 Orchestra Hall, Chicago Symphony Center

Orchestra Hall, Chicago Symphony Center

EDUCATION

D. Mus., MM in Voice and Opera Performance Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
BA in Music Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

College of Examiners, Royal Conservatory of Music, Member since 2014
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Member since 1997
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Chicago Chapter, Board Member 2007-12; President 2010-12; Treasurer 2008-10
The Musical Offering, Evanston, Board Member 2014-18; Advisory Board Member 2000-13
Musicians Club of Women, Active Member since 2009; Board Member since 2015
Chicago Singing Teachers Guild, Member since 2008; Treasurer 2008-10

 

TEACHING POSITIONS

Private Voice Studios since 1995
Royal Conservatory of Music’s Summer High School Voice Intensive, Toronto, Ontario since 2016
The Musical Offering, Evanston, Illinois, Voice Faculty since 2010
Science and Arts Academy, Des Plaines, Illinois, Music Faculty 2012-14
Loyola University, Chicago 1999-2010, Applied Voice Instructor; Coordinator of Applied Music; Medieval/Renaissance Music History
Northwestern University School of Music 1999-2000, Applied Voice Instructor
Lawrence University Conservatory of Music 1998, Applied Voice Instructor

 

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

University of Chicago, 2017, Vocal Masterclass: Italian Art Song for Voice and Guitar
Elmhurst College, Illinois, 2017, Vocal Masterclass: Italian Art Song for Voice and Guitar
Northern Illinois University, 2016, Vocal Masterclass: Italian Art Song for Voice and Guitar
Central Region NATS, 2015, “Rethinking Italian Art Song: Arie Antiche for Voice and Guitar”
Loyola University, Chicago, 2014, Vocal Masterclass
Downers Grove North High School, Illinois, 2014, Vocal Masterclasses
University of Illinois, Chicago, 2011-14, Guest Lecturer
ATINER Conference Athens, Greece, 2010,  “Technology in the Voice Studio”
Chicago NATS/Chicago Singing Teachers Guild, 2009,  “Technology in the Voice Studio”
Loyola University Chicago Medieval Studies Program 2008 “Performing Gregorian Chant”
Chicago Singing Teachers Guild, 2007 “Gregorian Chant and the 21st-Century Musician”
Loyola University Faculty Lecture Series, 2007, Keynote Panel, “Technology in the Classroom” 

 

SOLO PERFORMANCE RESUME IN BRIEF

Alliance Française de Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Baroque Ensemble, Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Conservatorio di Parma, Parma, Italy
DuPage Opera, Glen Ellyn, Illinois
DuPage Symphony, Naperville, Illinois
Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Elgin, Illinois
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois
Harper College Performing Arts Center, Palatine, Illinois
John Felice Rome Center, Rome, Italy
Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago, Illinois
Main Street Opera Company Arlington Heights, Illinois
Mayslake Peabody Estate Oakbrook, Illinois
Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis, Tennessee
Mundelein Center, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Music Institute of Chicago Winnetka, Illinois
Music on the Hill Concert Series Barrington, Illinois
Music on Madison Concert Series Evanston, Illinois
Orchestra Hall, Chicago Symphony Center
Ravinia Festival’s Martin Theatre Highland Park, Illinois
Redmoon Theater Company, Chicago, Illinois
S. P. A. C. E., Evanston, Illinois
Union League Club, Chicago, Illinois
WFMT Radio Chicago, live and recorded broadcasts