Associate Professor of Music

  • Robert W. Brown Performing Arts Center - 315
  • Fine Arts Department
  • (573) 288-6000 Ext. 6418
  • thollinger@culver.edu

Position

Dr. Trent Hollinger joined the Culver-Stockton faculty in August 2009. He teaches courses on wind ensemble, camerata 808, symphonic band, music theory, counterpoint, aural skills, basic conducting, musicology, woodwind techniques, instrumental literature, instrumental arranging, jazz theory, chamber music and private saxophone lessons. He is the director of bands, the chair of the music department and the director of the Academic and Cultural Events program.

Hollinger was the recipient of the Helsabeck Prize for Excellence in Teaching at C-SC in 2013. He was inducted into the South Western Education Foundation's Hall of Excellence in Hanover, Pa., in 2016. He was twice a finalist for the American Prize in Conducting ? in 2016 in the community band division), and in 2012 when he finished fourth in the college band/wind ensemble division. He also finished second for the American Prize in Wind Band Performance (community band division) in 2015 and 2019. He was named to Who's Who Among America's Teachers in 2007.

Hollinger has been the artistic director and conductor of the Quincy Concert Band in Quincy, Ill., an 80-member concert band, since 2010. He previously served as the artistic director and conductor of the Quincy Area Youth Orchestra from 2010-15. He has been a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator at many field show, parade and concerto competitions at multiple high schools.

He previously taught at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa., Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich., and the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Hollinger is a member of the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers, College Band Directors National Association, Conductors Guild, Missouri Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Educators and the National Society for Experiential Education.

Hollinger lives in Canton, Mo., with his wife, Amy. They have three children and several birds.

Education

2001 -- B.A., Saxophone and Composition, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
2001 -- B.S., Music Education, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, Pa.
2003 -- M.M., Saxophone, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
2004 -- M.M., Composition, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
2004 -- M.M., Wind Conducting, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
2015 -- D.M.A., Wind Conducting, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Associate Professor of Music

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