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Reaching a Crescendo - Feature Stories
March 2010 Issue
When Jennifer Holloway came to the University of Georgia in 1996, she planned a career as a music educator. She studied the euphonium and voice, and enjoyed folk music and the drum corps. A few years later, when the Hugh Hodgson School of Music and the Classic Center formed the Athena Grand Opera Company, Holloway auditioned. The production was Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” and Holloway played Third Lady. The next year, the company produced Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” and Holloway was Prince Orlofsky. She recalls Gregory Broughton, associate professor of voice, telling her, “You could really have a career in this.” “I was like, hey, people really get paid to do this,” Holloway says. “It just so happened that around the right time in my life, I really started concentrating on it and had good instruction.” A decade later, Holloway knows she found her true calling, having performed with some of the biggest stars and at some of the grandest venues. As …
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