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Composer, conductor, electronic musician and performer Anthony Holland attended the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio and received the Bachelor of Music degree in 1978 with concentrations in composition and vocal performance. From 1978-82 Holland was a scholarship student at The Cleveland Institute of Music and Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, graduating with a Master of Music degree in composition, another Master of Music degree in music theory and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in composition. Holland's composition teachers have included Walter Winzenburger, Loris Chobanian, Donald Erb, and Eugene O'Brien as well as masterclasses with Olivier Messiaen, Joseph Schwantner, John Cage, Karel Husa, Robert Hall Lewis, Hale Smith, and Leslie Bassett. His conducting teachers have included Arthur Saarinen, Walter Winzenburg, Richard Stamp (London Sinfonietta) Dwight Oltman (Cleveland Ballet, Ohio Chamber Orchestra & the Baldwin-Wallace International Bach Festival), and Kenneth Jean (Cleveland and Chicago Symphony Orchestras).

During his college career, Holland worked as conductor and performer for The Cleveland Civic Light Opera Company in Cleveland, Ohio. During this same period he garnered much experience as a guest conductor for such groups as the Baldwin-Wallace Annual International Bach Festival and "Reconnaissance", a chamber group specializing in contemporary music. In addition to his work in conducting, he has appeared in many vocal performances in both choral and solo capacity. He has performed as counter-tenor soloist for the Bethesda Schola Cantorum and has given numerous performances with "Opera Excelsior", an opera troupe centered in the up-state New York region of the U.S.. Holland made his international singing debut in Darmstad, Germany in the summer of 1990 and most recently was a featured soloist with the Czech Republic's "Praha Musica Antiqua" in Telc, Czech Republic (1996).

Since 1982 Holland has been an Associate Professor of Music at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. Director of the Electronic Music facilities at Skidmore College, Holland also serves as Skidmore's orchestral conductor. In 1988, Holland was Visiting Composer at Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Holland's works have been performed live and broadcast on radio across the United States, South America, western and eastern europe and in China. His works are published by Zalo, Southern Music and Cimarron Music. In 1991, Albany Records released a Compact Disc of his work "Three Poems Without Words" which has received international critical acclaim. In 1997, Albany Records released an entire CD devoted to the compositions of Anthony Holland. This CD included his critically successful concertos for piccolo and violin. Holland has won numerous awards and grants including several from Meet The Composer, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the W. M. Keck Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Professor Holland has written numerous well known works for flute, piccolo and flute ensemble, many of which have been performed at past National Flute Association Conventions including: The Global Village Samba [1994 NFA convention in Kansas City: National High School Flute Choir], Three Poems Without Words [1993 NFA convention in Boston] , Angstrom [flute ensemble][1994 NFA convention] , The Visions of Timberlaine [flute ensemble][1994 NFA convention] , Four New England Poems [1993 NFA convention], Concerto for Piccolo and Chamber Orchestra, Nostradamus [solo flute], Fanfare [solo flute], Saloon Music No. 2 [flute, clarinet & percussion] and Epitaxy [solo flute and computer generated tape]; and in 1990 made his Carnegie hall conducting debut in the World Premiere Performance of his work Sun Flight [flute ensemble and orchestra], which was commissioned by the El Camino Symphony of Palo Alto, California.