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Jordan M. Holloway is an American composer, conductor, and violist. His music draws from a diverse array of inspirations, including the natural beauty of his home states of Pennsylvania and Colorado, the colossal and imaginative fantasy soundscapes of such media as Star Wars and The Legend of Zelda, and the current intense and outrageous political climate of the United States. While he very much enjoys writing chamber works, he has a particular passion for orchestral music, of which he has composed two symphonies and multiple tone-poems.


As a composer, Holloway has worked with groups such as ~Nois, the Ivalas Quartet, the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra, as well as many solo artists such as pianist Christopher Wright, Moanin’ Frogs saxophonist Lucas Hopkins, 208 ensemble cellist Jake Saunders, and Wichita Symphony oboist Grace Stringfellow.


Holloway also directs the Dad Village Symphony Orchestra, a new virtual orchestra formed out of the COVID-19 pandemic dedicated to performing new and diverse works. The DVSO has produced four orchestral albums to date, premiering eleven new works by six different composers since 2020. For more information, visit


Holloway graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2021, earning a Bachelor of Music in composition and viola performance. There, he studied composition with Carter Pann, Dan Kellogg, and Annika Socolofsky, viola with Erika Eckert and former Tacáks Quartet violist Geraldine Walther, and conducting with Maestro Gary Lewis. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in composition at Carnegie Mellon University, under the tutelage of Nancy Galbraith.


In his spare time, Holloway enjoys hiking, surfing, and finding. He is a big Nintendo fan and enjoys playing video games, and he indulges in Star Wars marathons probably more often than is healthy.

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