Research & Writing
Some of Dr. Hollinger's projects include:
"The Venezuelan Youth Orchestra System that Produced LA's Next Great Conductor." California Music Educator's Association State Magazine, January, 2008."The Venezuelan Music Education Model: an Instrument for Social Change in California?" California Music Educator's Association State Magazine, Fall, 2007."The effects of technology-based practice on skill achievement in novice conductors," in Research Issues in Music Education, 5 (1), co-authors, Dr. Diana Hollinger, San Jose State University, and Dr. Jill Sullivan, Arizona State University, 2007. At: www.stthomas.edu/rimeonline/vol5/sullivan.htmShow Me, Don't Tell Me: The Importance of Great Modeling in Teaching Music. Featured article in MENC Collegiate Newslink, August, 2007.
At: www.menc.org/networks/collegiate/newslink/archives/07aug/August2007NewsLink.html#featureInstrument of Social Reform: A Case Study of the Venezuelan System of Youth Orchestras, a Case Study. Doctoral dissertation; a qualitative case study examining the Venezuelan Youth Orchestra system and founder Jose Abreu, investigating the possibility of social change through music education. Dissertation, 2006. Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Volume 5, Chapter on Ghost Train, by Eric Whitacre, 2004.Teaching Music through Performing Marches, Chapter on Citadel by Frank Erickson, 2003.Teaching Music through Performance in Band, Volume 4, Chapter on Timepiece, by Cindy McTee, 2003.
(Text Sample) Inspired Teaching: an Introduction to Music Education
Venezuelan Youth Orchestra in Los Angeles Disney Hall. Founder, Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu conducts, Gustavo Dudamel looks on from front row.
Dr. Hollinger and Dr. Sullivan presented their paper on the effects of technnology-based practice on skill achievement in novice conductors at the 2005 Australian Society for Music Education National Conference and at the 2005 Texas Music Educators Association conference.
Young musicians play in "El Sistema" orchestras throughout Venezuela.