Meet the Composer: Christen Taylor Holmes

Meet the Composer: Christen Taylor Holmes

Sweet Home Chicago will debut a commissioned piece by Christen. Here’s more on the composer:

Christen Taylor Holmes (b. 2000) born and raised in Southern Maryland is an emerging Composer and French Hornist. She graduated from Calvert High School in 2018 and is currently at the University of Maryland where she is in the process of earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Composition, a Bachelor of Science in Information Sciences, and a minor in Arts Leadership. Through UMD, she has experienced many fantastic opportunities like collaborating with professional chamber groups such as yMusic and Dal Niente, participating as a Fellow for the Sphinx Connect Conference in Detroit, MI, working with student musicians for public performances, collaborating with the University of Maryland’s theatre department, being a sister of the Sigma Alpha Iota Gamma Epsilon chapter, and participating as a student ambassador for the Arts and Humanities College. After she graduates in 2023, she plans to immediately attend graduate school to earn a Master’s in Media/Film scoring or Performing Arts Management. Holmes aspires to compose music for Visual Art and/or Video Games and work in the Music Administration field to create safe spaces for marginalized groups within Classical music, fund music programs, and generally make Classical music more accessible for anyone who wishes to participate.