Teacher Profile: Katie Holland

Katie Holland

Katie Holland

Instrument(s): Bassoon, Brass, Oboe, Woodwinds

City: Atlanta

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    About Katie Holland

    Beginning her musical studies at the age of 10 on piano, Katie Holland

    has continued to grow with music ever since. She discovered the

    bassoon at age 12 through her public school music program and began

    studying with her long time mentor Jim Lotz. Over the years, she has

    experimented with contemporary, jazz, bluegrass, and standard

    repertoire for the bassoon as well as the oboe and saxophone. A

    champion of new compositions, Katie commissioned the work “We are

    Lost in the Milky Way’s Thumbprint of Glowing Embers” by Greg

    Hoffman in 2003.

    Katie received a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music

    Education from Tennessee Tech University with a K-12 Instrumental

    Music licensure and Master of Music from Stony Brook University in

    Music Performance. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook

    University with the renowned Frank Morelli in the Doctor of Musical Arts

    degree program. Prior to relocating to Atlanta, Katie served as the

    Interim Principal Bassoonist with the Knoxville Symphony and the

    Knoxville Opera.

    Katie is an active freelancer and teacher throughout the Atlanta, New

    York tri-state area, Nashville, and abroad. Currently, she is on faculty at

    Mercer University as the Instructor of Bassoon and has taught private

    and group lessons since 2001. Past engagements include The Atlanta

    Ballet, Asheville Symphony, The Greenwich Village Orchestra, Orquesta

    Sinfonica UANL, Stony Brook Symphony, Hamptons Choral Society,

    Prime Ensemble, TACTUS, Bang On a Can Festival, Synergy Winds,

    Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, North Shore Pro Musica,

    Orchestra Nashville, and Opera Nashville. She has performed with a

    wide range of artists including Trey Anastasio, Evan Ziporyn, and Edgar


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