Instructor of Double Reeds

Biography

Pamela Holloway earned her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Columbus State University and Master of Music Performance degree from Georgia State University where she was a graduate assistant. Her primary teachers include renown oboists Russell deLuna, Dr. Lara Saville Dahl, and Holly Gornik.


An active freelance musician, Mrs. Holloway has performed with the Carroll, Lagrange, Toccoa, Rome, Ludwig, and Auburn Symphony Orchestras; the Macon Pops and New Atlanta Philharmonic; Musica Sacra Atlanta, Voices of North Georgia, and North Georgia Wind Symphony. She enjoys performing in pit orchestras for ballet and opera and held the position of second oboe/English horn with the Columbus (GA) Ballet Theater Orchestra from 2005 to 2009. She has appeared several times as principal oboe and English horn with the Gwinnett Ballet Theater Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker; as well as principal oboe/English horn for Massenet’s Werther and Mark Adamo’s Little Women with the GSU Opera Theater Orchestra; Kurt Weill’s Street Scene for the 30th Anniversary Harrower Summer Opera Workshop; Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I at the Springer Opera House in Columbus, GA; and most recently, as principal oboe for Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado with the Capitol City Opera Company. She has performed at Chastain Park Amphitheater, Cobb Energy Center, and Atlanta Symphony Hall with such artists as Sarah Mclachlan, Josh Groban, Shakar, and Il Volo. She is also a busy church musician performing regularly all over the metro-Atlanta area as soloist and orchestra member.


Mrs. Holloway is in demand as a middle and high school oboe clinician in addition to maintaining a busy private oboe studio. Her private students have successfully auditioned for GMEA District and All-State Bands; Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra; and performed in masterclasses for professional oboists in the Atlanta area. Her students regularly participate in the Georgia State and Reinhardt University Annual Double Reed Days; University of Georgia Annual MidFest and JanFest Band Festivals and Double Reed Symposiums. Her students have also attended summer music camps including Atlanta Chamber Music Festival and Oxford Oboe Camp. In the Spring of 2012 and 2014, Mrs. Holloway served as the maternity replacement for oboe at Georgia State University, and as the Artist-Instructor of Oboe at the Atlanta Chamber Music Festival in the Summer of 2016. She resides in Canton, GA with her husband, Daniel Holloway, a cellist, and their daughter, Hannah.