Holly Ahearn

18A Cross Street
Somerville, MA 02145
United States


Holly Ahearn, Soprano, earned her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.  In 1994, Ms. Ahearn was awarded First Place in the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition, Professional Division.  

Ms. Ahearn's soloist credits include: Amy Beach's The Chambered Nautilus; Amy Beach's Canticle of the Sun; the U.S. premier of Wilhelm Stenhammar's Snofrid; Libby Larson's Missa Gaia; Ganatchian's Oror;  Handel's Messiah; Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day; Vivaldi's Gloria; Mozart's Vesperae Solemnes; Mozart's Exultate, jubilate; Mendelssohn's Elijah; Vaughan Williams' Benedicite; and Ceremony of Carols by Britten.  She has performed with Nashua Choral Society, Calliope, Concert Choir of Northeastern Connecticut, Arlington Philharmonic, Lincoln Civic Orchestra, Masterworks Chorale, and The Paul Madore Chorale.

On the stage Ms. Ahearn has performed as the Mother in Madama Butterfly with Port Opera; the title role of Suor Angelica with the Lowell Opera Company; First Lady in Mozart's The Magic Flute at the University of Connecticut, and Emmy in Britten's Albert Herring at the University of Massachusetts.  Ms. Ahearn originated the role of Julia in Among the Corn Rows, an opera by noted composer William Penn.  In the musical theater genre, she has played Mrs. Nordstrom in A Little Night Music; Hunyak in Chicago and Robin in Godspell.  

Ms. Ahearn is a music educator and choral conductor in the public schools of Brookline, Massachusetts.