Singers

Holly Shaw Price

Holly Shaw Price

  • Voice Part: Soprano
  • Season Joined: 1986|87
  • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
  • Education/Vocal Training: Bachelor of Music - Oberlin Conservatory of Music; Master of Music in Vocal Performance – University of Southern California
  • Do you make your living as a full-time musician? Yes
  • Where else do you gig/teach/conduct/sing/perform?
    I sing with the chorale and teach voice at Pomona College
  • Other Choirs:
    For 15 years I was the soloist at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles; I am now retired from a solo church job but do soprano subbing whenever called upon
  • Guest Appearances:
    I was the soprano soloist for the Los Angeles Bach Festival for 15 years; I have sung solo with the Fairbanks, Alaska Symphony in the Mozart Requiem, the Messiah with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the St. John Passion with the Sacramento Symphony
  • Recordings/TV/Film:
    I have sung on films such as Waterworld, Intersection, Twister, First Knight, Independence Day, to name just a few
  • Highlights of your musical career: I sang with the St. Cere Festival of Music in Southern France; with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony
  • A defining moment or favorite onstage experience:
    singing Gretel in Hansel and Gretel my senior year at Oberlin Conservatory; singing solo in the Poulenc Gloria at Pomona College
  • What are you listening to these days?: I am hooked on YouTube and finding recordings of great singers, like Renee Fleming, Leontyne Price, and Jussi Bjoerling
  • Anything you'd like to add about yourself? During these years of active singing I was also a football Mom for ten years. Those were great years but I am still confused about the game. One of my accomplishments is teaching my Maltese to sing and match pitch.