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Kevin Holzman

Organization: University of Cincinnati College Conservatory
Title: Assistant Professor and Director of Wind Studies, University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music
Program Graduation: DMA, ALP Certificate 2017
Musical Studies: Conducting
Musical Specialties: Education, Higher Education, Large Ensemble
Non-Musical Specialties: Leadership
Quote: “A vast majority of modern careers in music no longer fit perfectly into the traditional expectations of the 20th century; while core Eastman classes offer a world-class musical education, the Arts Leadership Program fills in the gaps to help prepare students for a 21st century career.”


Kevin Michael Holzman serves as the Director of Wind Studies and Head of the Division of Ensembles and Conducting and the University of Cincinnati College – Conservatory of Music. His academic responsibilities include teaching graduate conducting and related courses, and advising and mentoring of wind conducting students in CCM’s Masters and Doctoral programs. Holzman also serves as conductor of the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble through the CCM Preparatory Department. In 2019, Holzman was appointed Music Director and Chief Guest Conductor of the Beijing Wind Orchestra, China’s premier wind ensemble. Prior to his appointment at CCM, Holzman earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with Mark Scatterday. As the Frederick Fennell Conducting Fellow and 2016 recipient of the prestigious Walter Hagen Prize for Excellence in Conducting, Holzman served as Associate Conductor of the world-renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble and Eastman Wind Orchestra.