Dr. Jon Holloway is a freelance horn player and teacher living in Portland, Oregon. He holds degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno, New York University, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he was a student of John Lenz, Joe Anderer, and Bill Bernatis respectively. His doctoral document, Efficient Strategies for Playing the Horn, has brought him acclaim in the area of brass pedagogical techniques, a subject about which he is most passionate. This passion has given him an active teaching studio, where he gives private lessons to players of all ages.
Notably, Jon has performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Nevada Opera, One World Symphony, and the Vancouver Symphony and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, the Smith Center, and more. He has also appeared in both domestic and international summer music festivals including The Vianden Festival in Luxembourg, Rafael Méndez Brass Institute in Denver, Colorado, The Pacific Region International Music Academy in British Columbia, Canada, and the Festival des Anches d’Zur on the French Mediterranean. . He has a love for musical theater performance on both horn and bass and has performed across the country in productions of Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde, Evita, Hello Again, Fame, Children of Eden, Die Fledermaus, Joseph…, Guys and Dolls, 42nd Street, and RENT, among others. Has has been a member of the company of Stumptown Stages in Portland, Oregon and The Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City, Utah.
After aging out in 2008, the year he won the DCI mellophone gold medal by a margin of 10 points, Jon taught three years with the Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps where he served as a mellophone technician in 2009. In 2010 and 2011, he was the assistant brass caption head. He also spent two years teaching mellophones with the DCI finalist Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas. He has held an adjunct instructor teaching position at the NYU Steinhardt School, teaching non-major students in the area of Horn, as well as positions at UNLV teaching music appreciation. A proud member of The International Horn Society, College Music Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Jon is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist in the areas of King Marching Brass and Holton Horns.