Music Professor Appointed for Statewide Music Education Committee

Published on: November 09, 2011



Dr. Earl Holt, professor of music at Lone Star College-Montgomery, has always hit the high note with students. But now, Holt is going to make a grand impact statewide in music education, as he has been selected by the Texas Association of Music Schools (TAMS) to serve on the Commission on Music & General Education.Dr. Earl Holt, professor of music at Lone Star College-Montgomery, has always hit the high note with students. But now, Holt is going to make a grand impact statewide in music education, as he has been selected by the Texas Association of Music Schools (TAMS) to serve on the Commission on Music & General Education.
 
Holt will be sole representative from a two-year college on the commission and will serve a three-year term. Additionally, Holt will continue to serve as a member of the TAMS Ethics Committee.

“It’s a great opportunity to represent two-year college concerns on an active statewide commission,” said Holt, who also serves as the department chair for performing arts at the college. “I’m honored to have the opportunity.”

Since 1938, TAMS has worked to improve the quality of the music educational system in Texas through the promotion of cooperation between colleges and universities and through the exercise of educational leadership.

As a member of the Commission on Music & General Education, Holt will work with others to study ways to strengthen general music within college curriculum, community music programs, and outreach projects.

Holt holds a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance from Arizona State University and a master of music degree from the University of Michigan.
 
After working at Lone Star College-North Harris for nine years, Holt joined LSC-Montgomery six years ago. He teaches music theory, ear training, and music history courses.
 
For more information about the music program at LSC-Montgomery, visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With more than 75,000 students in credit classes for fall 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.