Sunderman Spotlight: Eddie Holmes


Eddie Holmes ’18 will play his senior recital next month (Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College)

What is your major?

Bachelor of Music Education

What is your instrument?


What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience?

Getting to meet people, both students and professors, and getting to know their skill sets. Making friends and learning from other people, and seeing everyone grow into a musician has shaped my time here.

How will your time here have influence on your career in music?

I have learned, that no matter where you are, if you commit yourself you can do anything you want with your career, and should always be welcoming of change

What are your plans for after graduation?

I plan to move into my teaching career, hopefully teaching secondary choral or general music.

Tell me about your recital.

I will be playing repertoire by Debussey, Beethoven, Ravel, and Dr. John “Buzz” Jones (our retired theory professor and director of Jazz). I truly love all of the music that I am playing and I have learned a lot from my recital experience. The process of finding out new things about my pieces has been enriching. There is always more to be done. And always something that surprises me. The research I have done on my repertoire has been very fruitful and adds a whole new component to my performance.

What is your advice for future conservatory students?

Take as many opportunities as are offered to you. Seek out those that aren’t. People are so open to your ideas, its just a matter of putting them out there. And come to see everyone’s recitals!

Eddie’s senior recital is on November 19th at 2:00pm in Paul Recital Hall, which is on the second floor of Schmucker.

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Author: Michelle Grosser

Michelle Grosser '18 is a staff writer and photographer for The Gettysburgian. A senior at Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory of Music, she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a minor in Educational Studies. Michelle enjoys music analysis, arranging, and composition. When she is not studying, Michelle loves to read and spend time outdoors. After graduating in the spring of 2018, Michelle plans to pursue her master’s degree in Music Theory.

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