Mrs. Lauren Holder

Violin, Viola Teacher

Lauren Holder

SAA Member


Bowman, ND

Lauren Holder
Bison, South Dakota
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Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, University of Florida, 2007
Associated studies of Violin with Dr. Janna Lower, Viola with Ken Martinson
Graduated Cum Laude

Diploma, Buchholz High School, Gainesville, Florida, 2003
Concert master of Alachua County Youth Orchestra, 2003
Suzuki Violin studies with Betsy Masterson, Genevieve Long & Jesse Long

Orchestral /Ensemble/Performance Experience:
Fear Buile, professional Ceili Irish traditional ensemble, Gainesville, FL 2011-2012
Strings for Things, professional string quartet, First Violinist, Gainesville, FL 2009-2012
Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, First Violin Section, Gainesville, FL, 2006—2010
Salzburger Schlosskonzerte, Mirabell Palace, Violin Soloist, Salzburg, Austria, 2006
Florida School of the Arts, Pit Orchestra Violinist, Palatka, FL, 2005-present
UF Symphony Orchestra, First Violin Section, Gainesville, FL, 2003-2007
Ocala Symphony Orchestra, First Violin Section, Ocala, FL, 2004-2007
Albany Symphony Orchestra, First & Second Section Violin, Albany, GA, 2007

Teaching Experience:
Community Music Center of Springfield, Springfield, Massachusetts, August 2012-August 2013
Suzuki Violin & Viola Instructor

Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton, Massachusetts, August 2012-August 2013
Suzuki Violin & Viola Instructor

Pollock Violin Academy, Gainesville, FL, 2003-August 2012
Owner & primary instructor of regional private Suzuki studio for Violin & Viola

Great Southern Music, Gainesville, FL, May 2012-present
Suzuki violin & viola instructor at community music store

Registered Suzuki Certifications:
Every Child Can! January 2010 (Pat Pavlack)
Volume 1 & 2, June 2010 (Judy Offman)
Volume 3, June 2012 (Judy Offman)
Volume 4, June 2011 (Kimberly Meir-Sims)
Volume 5, July 2013 (Carol Smith)

Until We Meet Again, debut solo album (violin & vocal), © 2012

Master class with Peter Zazofsky, 2007
Master class with Charlie Castleman, 2007
Master class with Turtle Island String Quartet, 2007
Master class with Martha Katz, 2007
Dorothy Reeves String Scholarship, 2002-03, 2006-07
University of Florida Dean’s List, 2004-2007
Bright Futures Academic Scholarship, 2003-07

Suzuki Association of the Americas
American String Teachers Association