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In Memoriam: Bruce Holzman (1950–2023)

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Bruce Holzman, Professor of Guitar at the Florida State University, has been Director of the Guitar Program since 1972.

Holzman’s students have won many prestigious prizes in competitions worldwide, a partial list includes winners in: Guitar Foundation of America Solo/Duo Competition, Music Teacher’s National Association Collegiate Artists Competition (12), Alirio Diaz Competition of Caracas, Venezuela, Toronto International Festival Competition, Concours Internationale de Guitare of Paris, France, Incontri Chitarristici de Gargnano, Italy, Columbus State Guitar Symposium, Lachine International Guitar Competition, Montreal, Canada, Boston Guitarfest Competition, and Rantucci International Competition. Many of his students hold teaching positions at prominent Universities, Colleges and High Schools. These include, but not limited to: Stetson University, Kennesaw College, University of New Mexico, University of Memphis, Middle Tennessee State University, University of Texas, Austin, University of Texas, San Antonio, East Carolina University, Columbus State University, Montgomery Alabama Magnet Schools.

Professor Holzman has been on the Artists’ Faculties of The Iserlohn International Guitar Symposium, Germany, Stetson International Guitar Workshop, Columbus States Guitar Symposium, Domaine Forget Academie of Music and Dance, Quebec, Canada, National Guitar Summer Workshop, New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes, Boston Guitarfest, and Toronto Guitarfest. He has been an adjudicator for the following competitions, among others: The International Competition of the Ard, Germany, Iserlohn International Guitar Competition, Guitar Foundation of America, The Boston Guitarfest International Competition, The Domaine Forget Guitar Competition, The Schadt String Concerto Competition, The Joanne Falletta Concerto Competition, and the Columbus State University Guitar Symposium Competition.

Bruce Holzman was awarded a special Lifetime Achievement award at the Fifth New York Guitar Seminar at Mannes held in his honor, “El Maestro/Tradition of the Masters.”

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