Max Holman is a conductor, keyboardist, vocal coach, and singer whose collaborations span early music, ballet, opera, musical theatre, choral and orchestral works, and contemporary music. Based in Hampton Roads, he accompanies the Virginia Children's Chorus and at Todd Rosenlieb Dance and has performed with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Norfolk Chamber Consort and the Virginia Chorale.
Max sang with Madrid-based chamber choir Salix Cantor and was assistant conductor of Coro Talía in 2016. The year prior, he 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. He was also invited to perform in Castleton's production of Puccini's La bohème at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.
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.