Mr. Lowell Hollinger, Instructor of Music and Associate Director of Bands/ Director of Symphonic and Concert Bands
Mr. Hollinger began a career as a musician in the sixth grade playing the bassoon. He then moved to the alto saxophone and continued that throughout high school and college. It was not until his freshman year in High School that he began to study the clarinet–which became his first love–to challenge himself musically and has not looked back since. Mr. Hollinger has performed with Orchestras such as the New World Symphony Orchestra and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. He has performed solo literature with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson State University Symphony Orchestra, at Delta State University’s Clarinet Symposium, and Winston-Salem State University. Currently, Mr. Hollinger is a clarinetist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Mississippi Wind Symphony.
Mr. Hollinger is an Instructor of Music and Assistant Band Director of the world renowned Jackson State University Marching Band “The Sonic Boom of the South.” He is also the conductor of the University Woodwind Ensemble and was appointed conductor of the premiere performing ensemble of the Jackson State University band program the Symphonic Wind Ensemble this semester. Recently, Mr. Hollinger secured a $500,000 endowment for the Jackson State University band program which was named in honor of Dr. Lewis Liddell, Sr. As former Director of Bands at Jackson State University, Dr. Liddell was a very influential figure in Mr. Hollinger’s life. The endowment will provide additional scholarships for band students and serve as a budgetary supplement.
Mr. Lowell Hollinger is married to Dr. Jasmine C. Hollinger, M.D. and is a member of New Horizon Church International, Jackson, Mississippi.