Jennifer Holloway is a Professional Singer, Choir Director, and Private Voice Instructor in San Antonio, Texas. After singing and acting professionally for several years, Ms. Holloway began teaching Private Voice in Dallas, Texas, in 2004. She continued to teach voice and began directing choirs at Saint Mary’s Hall, after moving to San Antonio in 2007. Since then, Ms Holloway has been the Head Choir Director at Harris Academy and at The Young Women’s Leadership Academy. Many of her students were accepted into the Region Choirs every year, with several students going on to compete at the State level each year. In 2019, one of Ms Holloway’s students made 1stchair in the All State Small School Choir and performed at the TMEA Convention in February. At Solo and Ensemble competitions, an average of 45 of her middle school students and 20-30 of her high school students participated each year, with the vast majority receiving Division 1 ratings of Superior. Each year an average of 5 students attended State Solo and Ensemble Competition at the University of Texas at Austin and most receive Division 1 ratings of Superior or Division 2 ratings of Excellent. Ms Holloway’s choirs have consistently received Sweepstakes at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition.
A native of San Antonio, Ms Holloway received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. In addition to her teaching, Ms Holloway serves as the Alto Soloist at Christ Episcopal Church in San Antonio, and is a frequent performer for a variety of events around town with the Jonisi Ensemble. While classically trained, Ms Holloway also excels at jazz and musical theater. She is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choir Directors Association, and the Texas Music Adjudicators Association. When not teaching or performing, Ms Holloway enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring San Antonio and the world with her husband and two amazing children.
My name is Kathryn Lewis and I am a native to San Antonio graduating from Marshall High School in NISD. I earned my bachelor's degree in music education from Louisiana State University in December 2002 while studying voice with Dr. Stephen F. Austin and choral education with Dr. Kenneth Fulton and Dr. Sara Lynn Baird. In January 2003, I began my first teaching job as an assistant choir director at Barbara Bush Middle School. After having my oldest daughter, I started teaching private voice lessons at Bush MS and fell in love with teaching middle schoolers one on one! I also discovered a love for leadership in music ministry. In Fall 2018 I added Lopez Middle School to my private studio and have really enjoyed my time working with the students and Mrs. Trammell. I often get asked if and when I will teach high school, but middle school has my heart! Using music as a tool to teach these young hearts and minds is an absolute passion of mine. Seeing them learn and grow musically but most importantly in their self-confidence at this crucial age is such a privilege for me!
I have been married to my best friend, Neil, for 16 years and we have a 13 year-old daughter Claire, a 10 year-old daughter Eden, a 7 year-old son Halif, and a funny black cat named Mr. Hyde. We love to road-trip and camp as a family of 5 but my husband and I especially enjoy traveling to experience different cultures! We have also grown to love the opportunity of being part of Zion Theater as a whole family and most recently performed in a production of "Anything Goes". I like to cook, scrapbook, play the piano, try new coffee shops, teach, build relationships with family and friends, and I love serving in worship ministry. I look forward to a great school year of music loving and character building with all my students!