College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences
Professor of Music
Holzer always carefully considers her students’ needs and situation and relies on variety of teaching and learning styles to accommodate. Her teaching encompasses individual private lessons, traditional face-to-face instruction, and even online instruction. Holzer was an early adopter of technology in the classroom. To better serve her online classes, she obtained the Quality Matters certification and chaired the past College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Teaching with Technology Committee for several years. She insists on student-oriented instruction; during a Teaching with Technology workshop in 2009, she was adamant about having a student panel discuss their experiences using Blackboard. Holzer also encourages her piano students to embrace multiple roles; many are active musicians in Central Arkansas.
Holzer has also contributed to the development of a variety of courses, including interdisciplinary collaborations. She has co-taught the Donaghey Scholars course, Creative Arts I, and developed an interdisciplinary course with the College of Engineering and Information Technology called Strategies for Innovation. She is also an active member of several teaching-oriented organizations, has received several teaching awards, and even dedicated her 2012 Off-Campus Duty Assignments to the study of the learning process and student success.
Holzer received a D.M.A. in Piano Performance from Florida State University, a master’s in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina, and a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University.