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Charlotte Wesley Holloman, Soprano
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Charlotte Wesley Holloman, soprano, holds a bachelor of Music from Howard University, a Master of Arts in Voice and Music Education from Columbia University, wih additional studies at the Guildhall School of Music, London, England, and the Berkshire Music Center, Tanglewood, MA. She was awarded a grant from the Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation for study and concert appearances in Europe which led to study with master teachers and coaches in New York, London, Berlin and Milan, and continuous contracts with the German Opera.

Her concert debuts in New York and London brought extraordinary acclaim. The New York Times reported a "vocal range and facility nothing short of phenomenal", and the Times of London headlined its review "a rare Strauss voice." Her other appearances include concert performances as soloist with the Boston Symphony, the Dayton Philharmonic, the Cosmopolitan Symphony of the Air, and the New York Chamber Players.

Among other performances, Holloman created major operatic characters in more than thirteen operas in Germany, Switzerland and France with distinction and praise. Her extensive repertoire includes twenty-two operas. She also generated credits for her roles in musical theater, both on Broadway and off, as well as on tours.

Upon her return from Europe, Holloman joined the adjunct faculty of Lehman College (CUNY), where she served for five years and initiated her long carerr in higher education. She has further had the privilege of associations and service on the faculties of The Catholic University of America, Northern Virginia Community College (Annandale), the University of the District of Columbia and Howard University. Spanning a period of more than thirty-five years, she continues with the last named institutions, while maintaining a full private voice studio.

A native of Washington, DC, Charlotte Holloman is the daughter of Dr. Charles H. Wesley who was a member of the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1908-1911) and appeared alongside the famed tenor Roland Hayes, and who served Howard University for thiry years as professor, head of the History Department and dean of the Graduate School.

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Opera and Recital Criticisms


Charlotte Wesley Holloman, 1957
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