Piano Department Head. Holly Kordahl is active as a teacher and a performer. Kordahl completed her Bachelor’s degree in piano performance at Wartburg College and a Master’s degree in piano performance at University of Kansas. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Arizona State University. During her time in Kansas, Ms. Kordahl volunteered for the Music Mentors program, which provided no-cost music lessons for underprivileged children. Currently, Kordahl teaches at Arizona School for the Arts, Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children and maintains a private piano studio.
As a performer, Ms. Kordahl won the Arizona State University Concert of Soloists competition in 2011 and performed with the ASU Symphony. In the summer of 2010 and 2013, Kordahl toured the Midwest, giving recitals in four different states. Kordahl studied with renowned piano pedagogue Scott McBride Smith and has a strong background in arts administration including serving as the Competitions Coordinator for the 6th Annual Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competitions.