Dr. Linda Holzer

Holzer to discuss Arkansas musical legends Florence Price, William Grant Still in Clinton School Speaker Series

Linda Holzer, music professor at UA Little Rock, and Andrew Grams, conductor of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor of the Arkansas Symphony, will discuss the music of a pair of notable Arkansas composers who grew up in Little Rock, Florence Price and William Grant Still. Continue reading “Holzer to discuss Arkansas musical legends Florence Price, William Grant Still in Clinton School Speaker Series”

Linda Holzer

UA Little Rock concert to honor Arkansas musical legends

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a special concert Sunday, Oct. 20, to honor two famous Arkansas musicians: Florence Price and William Grant Still. Continue reading “UA Little Rock concert to honor Arkansas musical legends”

Linda Holzer

Outstanding Women of UA Little Rock: Linda Holzer

In honor of Women’s History Month, UA Little Rock is featuring stories about the “Outstanding Women of UA Little Rock,” faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are serving as leaders and making a difference for the university and their communities.  

Dr. Linda Holzer, professor of music at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is well known for her work advocating for the music of female composers.  Continue reading “Outstanding Women of UA Little Rock: Linda Holzer”

Linda Holzer (center) accepts Florence Price's award for being inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame. Also pictured are Holly Fish (left), board chairperson, and Kristina Garlington, Girl of Promise awardee.

UA Little Rock-affiliated women honored at Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame

Several women associated with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock were honored during the fourth annual Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame Ceremony held Aug. 30 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.  Continue reading “UA Little Rock-affiliated women honored at Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame”

Coach Darrell Walker

Coach Walker selected as Arkansas Black Hall of Fame honoree

Darrell Walker, head coach of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock men’s basketball team, has been named an inductee for the 2018 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame.  Continue reading “Coach Walker selected as Arkansas Black Hall of Fame honoree”

While visiting Slovenia, Linda Holzer is pictured with Ivanka Ponikvar and Mateja Juric from the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia; Helena Meško, the principal of the Maribor Conservatory; and Lidija Maletic, the head of the piano program.

Holzer performs works of great female American composers in Europe

A University of Arkansas at Little Rock pianist and professor traveled to Europe in May to share the works of some of the great female American composers of our time. Continue reading “Holzer performs works of great female American composers in Europe”

Photos of Florence Price are courtesy of University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections.

Arkansas Composer Florence Price honored by organization who denied her entry due to race

A famous Arkansas composer, teacher, and pianist has been honored by the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association for her lifetime of musical accomplishments after being denied entry to the organization nearly a century ago because of her race.  Continue reading “Arkansas Composer Florence Price honored by organization who denied her entry due to race”