(b. 1978, New Brunswick, New Jersey).
American composer of mostly chamber, vocal and piano works that have been performed in North America; he is also active as a scholar.
Mr. Holochwost studied composition with Kathryn Alexander, John Halle and Matthew Suttor, music history with Robert Holzer and Ellen Rosand and music theory with Patrick McCreless at Yale University from 1997–2001, where he earned his BA in music and psychology. He then studied composition with Charles Wuorinen at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, where he earned his MA and PhD, on a fellowship.
As a scholar, his work has policy and psychology in relation to music education as its foci. He worked as a researcher at the Yale Child Study Center from 1999–2001, a fellow at the Bush Center for Child Development at Yale University in 2000–01 and executive director of the New Jersey Voices for Children in 2001–02.
He is also active in other positions. He served as a conducting assistant to the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York, New York in 1997, as music director of the Yale University Dramatic Association from 1998–2000 and as executive director of the Yale College Opera Company from 1998–2000. He then served as composer-in-residence to the Cheshire Harmonia in Connecticut in 2000–01 and worked with both the Bickford Theatre in New Jersey and Shadowpuppets Entertainment in Maine in 2001–02.
SELECT LIST OF WORKS
The Rose Tattoo (incidental music, play by Tennessee Williams), flute, guitar, violin, piano, 1999
Poe (opera in 3 acts, libretto by the composer, after Edgar Allan Poe), 1999 (incomplete)
Macbeth (incidental music, play by William Shakespeare), mixed chorus, string orchestra, 2000
Three Fast Dances, string orchestra, 2000
Sonata, violin, piano, 2000
Meditations, cello, organ, 2002
Duet No. 2, violin, cello, 2002
Dialogues, 2 ensembles (2 trumpets, 2 trombones; French horn, 2 flügelhorns, trombone, bass trombone, tuba), 2002
Five Movements, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, 2002
Psalm 13, mixed chorus, 2000
Nachtlied (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), high voice, piano, 1999
Voyages (text by Hart Crane), high voice, piano, 1999
Crimson Petal (text by Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson of Aldworth and Freshwater), high voice, piano, 2000
Beyond Tears (song-cycle, text by Langston Hughes), voice, piano, 2001
Prelude No. 3, 2001
Two Waltzes, 2002
Prelude No. 4, 2002
Prelude No. 5, 2003
Prelude No. 6, 2003