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Whitney Holley

oboe and english horn

Whitney Holley began playing oboe at 9 years old.  From that point on, music provided her a home no matter how many times or where she moved.  


She earned her Bachelor's from the University of Wyoming with a double major in Oboe Performance and the Honors Program, a Masters in Music Performance from Arkansas State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia in 2012.


Dr. Holley's career has afforded solo, chamber, and large ensemble performing opportunities across the United States and Europe.  Highlights include numerous performances with the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Assisi, Italy, several iterations of the Music X festival in Cincinnati, OH, and concerts with the Tupelo Symphony Orchestra in Tupelo, MS.  She has performed in Balinese Gamelans, percussion ensembles, and choirs and alongside jazz ensembles and traditional ensembles from India. 


Dr. Holley is a co-founder of Arts intersect Athens: a cohort of classically trained musicians exploring the spaces where musical, visual, and performing arts coexist. 

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