Stacey A. Holliday is a concert pianist and a gifted mezzo-soprano with significant performance credentials spanning the past ten years. She received her Master of Music degree from the School of Music at the University of South Carolina. She then earned a Graduate Certificate from this institution. She held a Graduate Assistantship in opera at USC and studied piano with Dr. Marina Lomazov and collaborative piano with Dr. Lynn Kompass. She has earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University, where she studied with Dr. Derek Parsons. Her many accomplishments include master classes with Martin Katz and Graham Johnson as a participant of the Songfest professional program. She also served as a member of the piano faculty at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine.
Additional awards include winning first prize in the 2006 USC piano concerto competition and receiving Honorable Mention in the 2005 MTNA Steinway Young Artists Competition at the state level. In the summer of 2005, Ms. Holliday was selected to attend the Second Annual Piano Masterclass in Varna, Bulgaria. Her orchestral performances include appearances with the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra and Furman University Symphony Orchestra, the latter a result of winning Furman’s biennial Concerto Competition. Ms. Holliday was awarded a teaching fellowship through the Furman Advantage Program, serving as a music theory teaching assistant. She also taught private lessons through the Piano for Young People program. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, the women’s music fraternity.
Additionally, Ms. Holliday has extensive vocal experience. In June of 2011 she was featured as the mezzo-soprano soloist for a performance of J.S. Bach's Magnificat. Other solo vocal performances with orchestra include Handel's Messiah, Durufle's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Paukenmesse, and Mendelssohn's Elijah.
Ms. Holliday is currently the Director of Choirs at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church and music teacher at Holy Nativity Episcopal School in Panama City, Florida. Additionally, she is the director of the Bay County Christian Middle School Youth Choir and the accompanist for the Bay County Christian Youth Choir.