Curtis Hollinger has served as a band director for 40 years in the public school systems of Georgia and Alabama; as past director of the George Washington Carver High School Bands, Montgomery, Alabama; as past director of The Montgomery Public Schools All-City Bands; as first instrumental music director for The Alabama Governor’s School of the Arts; and as director for three different high school bands from Montgomery, (with Superior ratings), at District Band Festivals. He currently serves as principal clarinet for the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra; a position held since 1984. Additional experiences include participation in the Festival Clarinet Choirs of the International Clarinet Association Annual Festivals, and clarinetist in the Montgomery Woodwind Quintet.
Mr. Hollinger’s professional development includes attendance at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinics and attendance at the Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) conferences. Over the years, he has served as judge for clarinets at Alabama all-state music festivals; as adjudicator at district band festivals, state band festivals, marching band festivals, and solo ensemble festivals; and as clarinet clinician at various schools and colleges. In March 2005 he served as music director for a local production of the Broadway musical, “Purlie,” performed at the Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama.
Mr. Hollinger’s most recent professional work includes a solo performance of Concertino for Clarinet by C.M. von Weber with the Minor High School Band at the 2008 Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA) Conference held at the University of Alabama. He has been band director of Loveless Academic Magnet Program Symphonic Band in Montgomery, Alabama; adjunct clarinet instructor at Troy University in Troy, Alabama; adjunct clarinet instructor at Faulkner University, Montgomery, Alabama; clarinetist in the orchestra for the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Man of La Mancha and Peter Pan, and, currently, adjunct instructor at Huntington College Academy of Music, Montgomery, Alabama.