Daniel   Hunter-Holly

Associate Professor  

Office: BEIDM 113
Phone: (956) 882-7178
Email: daniel.hunterholly@utrgv.edu

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Holly

Dr. Daniel Hunter-Holly teaches Vocal Pedagogy, Art Song Literature, Movement & Improvisation, and Assists with UTRGV Opera Theater. Areas of research interest include formative assessment tools and integration of movement to assist vocal development.







Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Catherine Compton. Transformations: Sing Your Story, Provost's Office , $11,732.00 (December 2017 - May 2018)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. UTRGV Transforming Our World Strategic Plan Initiative, UTRGV Opera Theater, $12,000.00 (January 2018 - May 2018)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. UTRGV Faculty Travel Support, UTRGV, $600.00 (August 2017 - August 2017)



Selected Presentations


  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "Reviving Instinct: Integrating OperaWorks Curriculum into Your Academic Program," OperaWorks Teacher Training Program, OperaWorks, Los Angeles, CA (July 2018)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "Fostering Peer Mentorship in the Studio & Classroom," UTRGV Center for Teaching Excellence, (April 2018)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly, Buck Ross, and Nic Muni. "Using Projected Imagery in Opera," National Opera Association National Conference, National Opera Association, New Orleans, LA (January 2018)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly and Rebecca Coberly. "Living in the Moment: Incorporating Movement and Vocal Improvisation Training into the Undergraduate Voice Curriculum," College Music Society National Conference, College Music Society, San Antonio, TX (October 2017)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly and Corinne Ness. "Assessment Tools for the Applied Voice Studio," International Congress of Voice Teachers 2017, International Congress of Voice Teachers, Stockholm, Sweden (August 2017)

  • Rebecca Coberly and Daniel Hunter-Holly. "Living in the Moment: Incorporating Movement and Vocal Improvisation Training into the Undergraduate Voice Curriculum," College Music Society South Central Chapter 32nd Regional Conference, College Music Society South Central Chapter, Henderson University; Arkadelphia, AR (March 2017)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "Reviving Instinct: Pedagogy and Assessment of Movement and Improvisation Education," National Opera Association, National Conference, National Opera Association, Santa Barbara, CA (January 2017)

  • Stephen Bomgardner, Rebecca Coberly, Daniel Hunter-Holly, and Carlyle Sharpe. "Benjamin Britten's Realizations of Henry Purcell Songs: Two of England's Finest Composers in a Single Repertoire.," Fifty-Ninth College Music Society National Conference, College Music Society, Santa Fe, NM (October 2016)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly and Corinne Ness. "Assessment Tools for the Applied Voice Studio," NATS National Conference, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Chicago, IL (July 2016)

  • Stephen Bomgardner, Rebecca Coberly, Daniel Hunter-Holly, and Juan Andrade. "Benjamin Britten's Realizations of Henry Purcell Songs: Two of England's Finest Composers in a Single Repertoire.," College Music Society Pacific Northwest Chapter 29th Regional Conference, College Music Society Pacific Northwest Chapter, Pacific University; Forest Grove, OR (March 2016)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • "Gabriel Faure Tribute Recital," Faculty and Students of the School of Music. Edinburg, TX USA (2018)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly "A Secret Tone -- Music of Beethoven and Schumann," Corpus Christi, Texas (2018)

  • and Sean Taylor. "Messiah," UTRGV Brownsville. Brownsville, TX (2017)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "A Secret Tone - Music of Beethoven and Schumann," (2017)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly "A Secret Tone -- Music of Beethoven and Schumann," Kingsville, Texas, United States (2017)

  • Kenneth Saxon "A Secret Tone - Music of Beethoven & Schumann," Brownsville, TX (2017)

  • Allan Armstrong "A Question of Light," Brownsville (2016)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "Winterreise," San Jose, Costa Rica (2016)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "Winterreise," Brownsville (2016)

  • Daniel Hunter-Holly. "American Song with Composer and Pianist Robert Spillman," Brownsville (2015)

Current Courses

MUAP 4219 04 - Applied Voice VII:
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MUAP 1219 04 - Applied Voice I:
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MUSI 3209 01 - Vocal Pedagogy I:
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MUAP 2219 04 - Applied Voice III:
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MUAP 3269 04 - Applied Voice VI:
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MUAP 2269 04 - Applied Voice IV:
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MUSI 1163 03 - Movement & Improvisation:
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