Music faculty

Thomas Holm, D.M.A.

Professor of Music
Department Chair

D.M.A., University of Illinois
M.Mus., University of Alberta
M.Mus., University of Idaho
B.S.M., Big Sky Bible College

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Dr. Holm directs the A cappella Choir and Heritage Singers Chamber Choir at Northwestern College. He also conducts the Sioux County Oratorio Chorus. Prior to coming to Northwestern College, he served as director of choirs at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta, and as chair of the fine arts department and music professor at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada. Dr. Holm is the recipient of two Canada Council Choral Conducting grants, as well as the two-year Sir Frederick Haultain Fellowship awarded by the Province of Alberta for outstanding academic scholarship in the arts.


    Publications and presentations

    • "Choosing Literature for a Powerful Performance," published in the spring 2004 edition of Melisma, the official publication of the North Central American Choral Directors Association
    • "Arvo Pärt’s Miserere: an overview", presented on Friday March 2010, at the Arvo Pärt and Contemporary Spirituality Conference, Boston University

    Professional experience

    • Assistant Conductor, University of Illinois Varsity Men's Glee Club
    • Director of Choral Ensembles, The King's University College, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • Chairman, Fine Arts Department, Prairie Bible College, Three Hills, Alberta, Canada


    • American Choral Directors Association
    • Iowa Choral Directors Association


    • Canada Council Study Grant in Choral Music, 1995
    • Province of Alberta Sir Frederick Haultain Fellowship, 1993 and 1994