Dr. Gary Holley, DMA

Professor of Music & Worship
Worship Ensembles Specialist
International Experiences:  Australia, Canada, Indonesia, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, UK, USA

 

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Musical Arts, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Master of Music Studies, Performance Vocal Pedagogy, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Master of Music, Music Education, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Bachelor of Music Education, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Sydney University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Doctoral Disseration

  • From Classical to Music Theatre: A Vocalist’s Experience

Additional Training

  • Creating Cultures of Thinking, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Professional Education
  • Leadership and Management in Education, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Inspiring and Motivating Arts and Culture Teams, University of Michigan, National Arts Strategies
  • Arts and Culture Strategy, University of Pennsylvania, National Arts Strategies
  • Somatic Voicework™ The LoVetri Method (Levels I, II & III), University of Southern Queensland

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Classroom Music
  • Choral Music
  • Vocal Music and Teaching
  • Instrumental Ensemble Leadership
  • Worship Leading

 

Academic Experiences

  • Choral and Vocal Specialist, Director of Contemporary Ensemble, Brisbane Girl's Grammar School, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Head of Curriculum Music, Acting Director of Music, St. Peters Lutheran College, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Director of Choirs and Vocal Studies, Assistant School Leadership Coordinator, Director and Music Director College Musical Productions, Christian Brothers High School, Lewisham, NSW, Australia
  • Singing Examiner, Australian Music Examination Board, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Committee Member, Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS), Red Hill, QLD, Australia
  • Assistant Examiner, University of Southern Queensland, Towoomba, QLD, Australia
  • Choral Directing, The Gap and Ashgrove State Schools, Brisbane and Ashgrove, QLD, Australia
  • Voice Teaching and Classroom, Marist College, Ashgrove, QLD, Australia
  • Classroom Teacher, Ashgrove State School, Ashgrove, QLD, Australia

 

Guest Music Consultant

  • Guest Vocal Soloist, The Salvation Army Donors Lunch, December 2018
  • Guest Adjudicator, Vocal Competition, Somerville House School, October 2018
  • Guest Adjudicator, Vocal and Choral Competitions, Maryborough Eisteddfod, August 2018
  • Guest Vocal Soloist, Churches of Christ Conference, July 2018
  • Guest Adjudicator, Vocal and Interhouse Choral Competitions, Stuartholme School, June 2018
  • Guest Conductor, St Rita’s College, January 2017
  • Guest Presenter (Vocal Pedagogy), Department of Education – Professional Development Day, October 2016
  • Presenter – Performance Anxiety, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Post Graduate Symposium, May 2014
  • Presenter,  Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, Post Graduate Colloquium, April 2014
  • Guest Lecturer – Vocal Issues for Choral Conductors, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University – Summer School, January 2009, 2010
  • Guest Lecturer – Vocal Pedagogy, Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, August 2008

 

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Youth and Community Projects Director, The Salvation Army – Stafford, Queensland, Australia
  • Artistic Director and Administrator, Ringbalin Choral Festival
  • Director of Creative Ministries – Stafford Salvation Army, Stafford, Queensland, Australia (7 Years)
  • Youth Leader – North Brisbane and Stafford Salvation Army, QLD, Australia
  • Director and Conductor – Re:Generation Youth Choir, Brisbane, QLD, Australia (5 Years)

 

Academic & Professional Memberships

  • Australian College of Educational Leadership (MACEL)
  • Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing (ANATS)
  • Australian National Choral Association (ANCA)