was born in Hardin, Missouri, December 26, 1945. His compositions have
won four major competitions, including a two time ABA Ostwald Award. His
compositions have also been finalists in both the DeMoulin and Sudler
He holds degrees from Central Methodist College, Fayette, Missouri,
and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg. Holsinger has
completed course work for a DMA at the University of Kansas. The
composer was recently honored by Gustavus Adolphus College with the
awarding of a Doctor of Humane Letters Degree for lifetime achievement
in composition and the Gustavus Fine Arts Medallion, the division's
highest honor, designed and sculpted by renowned artist, Paul Granlund.
Holsinger, as the fourth composer honored with this medal, joins a
distinguished roster which includes Gunther Schuller, Jan Bender, and
Csada Deak. Holsinger is the Conductor of the Wind Ensemble at Lee
University, in Cleveland, Tennessee.
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