Kevin B. Holland is the Director of Music and Worship Arts at Edenton St. United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC where he oversees a broadly-based music ministry including choirs and instrumental ensembles for children through adults.
A native of North Carolina, Mr. Holland holds the Bachelor of Arts degree in percussion performance and conducting from Elon University in Elon, NC along with additional graduate studies at Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ) and Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, VA).
has studied conducting with James Jordan and Joseph Flummerfelt (Westminster Choir College) and Robert Shafer (Shenandoah Conservatory) and has held music ministry positions in Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia and Texas since 1979.
Prior to coming to Raleigh, Mr. Holland served First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky.
During his tenure at Suncreek United Methodist Church in Allen, TX he founded Cantate, a choir for students in grades six through twelve that grew to over one hundred members in only three years.
This choir presented concerts throughout the United States including such notable venues as the Cathedral of St. John
the Divine in New York, NY and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis
In the summer of 2008 the choir traveled to the Czech Republic for its first international tour, singing in Prague and five other Czech cities.
During his time in Allen, TX Mr. Holland also served as Artistic Director and Conductor for the Allen Philharmonic Symphony Chorus.
Over his career Mr. Holland's
choirs have performed choral masterworks with orchestra such as the Requiem by Mozart, Brahms, Faure and Durufle, the Christmas Oratorio by J.S. Bach and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis.
In addition to Mr. Holland's
active teaching and conducting schedule, he
is in demand as a clinician in the areas of choral music, handbells, African drumming and the use of multi-cultural and ethnic music in worship.
He has served as the President of both the Dallas, TX and Charlotte, NC Chapters of Choristers Guild and currently serves as Vice President of the North Carolina chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts.