Max Holman is active as a freelance musician throughout Hampton Roads, where he performs on harpsichord and organ with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, sings with the Virginia Chorale and is a professional singer with the choir of historic St. Paul's Episcopal Church. He is the Upper and Middle School Chorus Teacher at Norfolk Collegiate School, where he directs five choirs and teaches music theory. Max is also an Artist-in-residence at the Ad Astra Music Festival, where he conducts, accompanies the festival choirs, coaches singers, and performs on piano, harpsichord, and organ.
Most recently, Max sang with Madrid-based chamber choir Salix Cantor and assistant conducted Coro Talía. He has conducted in collaboration with New Music New Haven, was conductor of the Chamber Singers of the Yale Glee Club, and served as assistant conductor of the New Haven Ballet Orchestra, Yale Alumni Chorus, Yale Glee Club, Yale Camerata, and the All-City Honors Chorus through the Music in Schools Initiative.
In 2012, Max founded the New Brunswick Chamber Choir, comprised of Rutgers University students and alumni. As chorus master for Opera at Rutgers, his production credits include Massenet's Cendrillon, winner of a National Opera Association prize, and Purcell's The Tempest. While attending the Castleton Festival on full scholarship, Max directed the chorus of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under the late Maestro Lorin Maazel.
An avid ballet accompanist and improviser, Max has accompanied for American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School, New Haven Ballet, Lustig Dance Theatre, Mason Gross School of the Arts and New Jersey School of Ballet.
Max received his master's in choral conducting from the Yale School of Music and Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where he was awarded the Hugh Porter Scholarship and the Hugh Giles Prize, and his bachelor's in music education from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.