Hollie Dzierzanowski

Hollie Dzierzanowski | holliedzierzanowski@my.unt.edu

B.M. Viola Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music

M.M Viola Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Hollie Dzierzanowski is a classically trained violist currently pursuing her DMA in viola performance under the instruction of Susan Dubois with a related concentration in performing arts health at the University of North Texas.

Ms.Dzierzanowski’s struggle with performance related injuries and mental health has inspired her to further her education in performing arts health. She is proud to be furthering the understanding of performers health needs and hopes to enhance the careers and lives of musicians and artists through health education. Her current areas of interest and research include an anthropometric study of violists compared to their instrument size and amount of pain being experienced, overactivation of muscles while performing, and using biofeedback to understand performance tendencies.    

She has attended festivals such as the Texas Music Festival, the Viola Institute at Interlochen, Interlochen Arts Camp, Cactus Pear Music Festival, Killington Music Festival, and Round Top Festival Institute. Hollie was a member of the first quartet in residence at the Interlochen Arts Camp as well as a chamber coach and viola teacher at UNT’s Summer String Institute. Hollie received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees in viola performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Stanley Konopka and Mark Jackobs. 

As a private teacher, Hollie owns her own studio with experience in training for Texas All Region and Texas All State competitions. Suzuki certified, Hollie offers private lessons to all ages and ranges of experience performing.