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Time:

Tuesday
December, 20, 2022
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location:

375 E

Category

High School String Ensemble

Conductor

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Perry Holbrook

Performer Details

Performer Bio Synopsis

Walton’s Orchestra has just shy of 400 students enrolled in six orchestra class and is the largest program in Cobb County and one of the largest in the country. The orchestras have been invited to the the prestigious, international Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic seven times: 2000 (string orchestra), 2005 (string orchestra), 2009 (first high school chamber music performance), 2012 (symphony orchestra), 2016 (chamber music), 2020/2021 (chamber orchestra), and 2022 (chamber orchestra). In 2014 and 2015, the orchestra program won the National Championship in the Mark of Excellence competition and was a Commended Winner in 2020. The Walton Chamber Orchestra has been invited to perform at the national ASTA conference three times (2009, 2012, 2018). In 2022, the Walton Orchestra Program performed at the state music conference for a record-breaking tenth time. The Walton orchestras have completed six European tours (2000, 2004, 2007, 2000, 2015, 2017).Learn more about our orchestra program: www.waltonorchestra.org

Walton High School Chamber Orchestra

Conductor's Bio

Dr. Holbrook has taught at Walton High School since 2001. Since his arrival, orchestra enrollment has continued to increase from 130 to 400 string students. His groups have received seven invitations to perform at The Midwest Clinic (2001, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020, 2022), have received three invitations to perform at the ASTA National Conference (2009, 2012, 2018), and have performed six times at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference (2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2016). Dr. Holbrook’s groups have also traveled and performed internationally, participating in four European concert tours (2004, 2007, 2015, 2018). String quartets (2009, 2010) from Walton High School have also performed in Spain (Salamanca). Active as a guest conductor and clinician, Dr. Holbrook will be a clinician for the 2021 ASTA National Orchestra Festival. Conducting engagements include the Alabama All State Orchestra (2018); the Sewanee Summer Music Festival (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015); and the Orchestra America Summer Symposium (2006, 2007). He has guest conducted honor groups in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Dr. Holbrook has presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic (2006, 2016); the ASTA National Conference (2004, 2009); the Georgia Music Educators Convention (2006, 2010, 2013); and the Texas Music Educators Convention (2005). In 2007, he was the featured clinician at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, presenting a series of five clinics. In addition to teaching orchestra, Dr. Holbrook teaches AP Music Theory. He was named the S.T.A.R. teacher of Walton High School in 2004. Several original compositions of Dr. Holbrook are being performed around the country. His composition “Someday” has been performed by the Kentucky Music Educators All State Orchestra, the South Carolina Music Educators All State Orchestra and at the Indiana Music Educators State Convention. Recently the Dodgen Middle School Chamber Orchestra placed first at the ASTA National Orchestra Festival performing this composition. Perry Holbrook holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, the Masters of Music degree from Arizona State University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University. He received his teaching credentials from the University of Georgia. Dr. Holbrook lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His daughter Bailey is a Master of Music performance student in cello performance at the University of Louisville. In his free time, he can usually be found outdoors hiking or ballroom dancing. Dr. Holbrook has taught at Walton High School since 2001.  Since his arrival, orchestra enrollment has continued to increase from 130 to 400  students.  His groups have received six invitations to perform at The Midwest Clinic (2001, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020/2021, 2022), have received three invitations to perform at the ASTA National Conference (2009, 2012, 2018), and have performed seven times at the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference (2001, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2016, 2022).  Dr. Holbrook’s groups have also traveled and performed internationally, participating in four European concert tours (2004, 2007, 2015, 2018).  String quartets (2009, 2010) from Walton High School have also performed in Spain (Salamanca). Active as a guest conductor and clinician, Dr. Holbrook will be a clinician for the 2021 ASTA National Orchestra Festival.  Conducting engagements include the Tennessee Mid-state Orchestra (2022), Alabama All State Orchestra (2018); the Sewanee Summer Music Festival (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015); and the Orchestra America Summer Symposium (2006, 2007).  He has guest conducted honor groups in Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Dr. Holbrook has presented clinics at the Midwest Clinic (2006, 2016); the ASTA National Conference (2004, 2009); the Georgia Music Educators Convention (2006, 2010, 2013); and the Texas Music Educators Convention (2005).  In 2007, he was the featured clinician at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, presenting a series of five clinics.  In addition to teaching orchestra, Dr. Holbrook teaches AP Music Theory.  He was named the S.T.A.R. teacher of Walton High School in 2004. Several original compositions of Dr. Holbrook are being performed around the country. His composition “Someday” has been performed by the Kentucky Music Educators All State Orchestra, the South Carolina Music Educators All State Orchestra and at the Indiana Music Educators State Convention. Recently the Dodgen Middle School Chamber Orchestra placed first at the ASTA National Orchestra Festival performing this composition. Perry Holbrook holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, the Masters of Music degree from Arizona State University, and the Bachelor of Music degree from Wichita State University.  He received his teaching credentials from the University of Georgia. Dr. Holbrook lives in Atlanta, Georgia. His daughter Bailey is freelance cellist. In his free time, he can usually be found outdoors hiking with a camera in his hand. 

Additional Directors

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Sara Grimes

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