Spring Hill designated as All-Steinway School, Holm to perform at Eichold Gallery

Tue, 01/13/2009 (All day)

Jan. 13, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. –Dr. Robert Holm, professor of music at the University of South Alabama, will perform works by “the four ‘B’s’”: Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok at the Eichold Gallery on the campus of Spring Hill College. The concert, in commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the piano (1709-2009), is set for 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

Tommy Eddes from Steinway & Sons will present Spring Hill College with a plaque designating it as an “All-Steinway School,” meaning all pianos owned by the college are designed by Steinway & Sons. Steinway is known throughout the world for its high standard of excellence. By becoming an “All-Steinway School,” Spring Hill joins the ranks of esteemed music programs around the country such as The Juilliard School, Yale University School of Music, and Oberlin College Conservatory.

At USA Holm teaches private piano, offers class piano instruction to piano majors and concentrations, directs piano ensemble and serves as accompanist for the Musical Arts Series. He is past president of the Mobile Music Teachers Association, pianist for the Mobile Symphony Orchestra and at Dauphin Way Baptist Church.

Holm studied at the University of Illinois School of Music with Professor Kenneth Drake, where, in 1999, he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature. He was a semi-finalist at the 4th International Adilia Alieva Competition (2004) in Gaillard, France, a finalist at both the 2003 International Franz Liszt Competition in Grottammare, Italy and the 2002 International Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Competition in Radford, Va., and third-prize winner at the 1997 International Beethoven Piano Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tenn.

Admission is $10; students, $5. For more information, contact the Spring Hill College Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (251) 380-3855.