The American conductor, Max Holman, received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where he was awarded the Hugh Porter Scholarship and the Hugh Giles Prize, and his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education: Voice from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
Max Holman is quickly gaining recognition for his collaborations spanning early music, ballet, opera, choral and orchestral works, and new music. His recent engagements have included performances around the United States and internationally in Oman, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Canada.
Based in Madrid, Max Holman performs regularly at the Auditorio Nacional with Coro Talía, singing tenor and accompanying rehearsals. He is a Language and Cultural Assistant at IES Gabriel García Márquez in Léganes, Madrid, where he is sought-after as a music and English teacher.
Serving as a collaborative pianist and assistant conductor at the Ad Astra Music Festival in Russell, KS, Max Holman coaches singers and performs on piano, organ, and harpsichord. An avid ballet accompanist and improviser, Max has accompanied for New Haven Ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre, Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Jersey School of Ballet, and is on staff at American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School.
Max Holman has conducted a premiere in collaboration with New Music New Haven, was conductor of the Chamber Singers of the Yale Glee Club, and served as assistant conductor of the New Haven Ballet Orchestra, Yale Alumni Chorus, Yale Glee Club, Yale Camerata, and the All-City Honors Chorus through the Music in Schools Initiative.
In 2012, Max Holman founded the New Brunswick Chamber Choir, a sixteen-voice ensemble comprised of Rutgers University students and alumni. As chorus master for Opera at Rutgers, his production credits include Massenet's Cendrillon, winner of a National Opera Association prize, and Purcell's The Tempest. While attending the Castleton Festival on full scholarship, Max directed the chorus of L.v. Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under the late Maestro Lorin Maazel.