A native Texan, Dr. Christopher Holmes studied music theory at the University of Texas at Arlington and music history at Baylor University. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, completing a dissertation on the music of Peter Maxwell Davies. Holmes’s research interests are in music after World War II. He is particularly interested in the relationship between modernist music and the past and the ideas music conveys.
Holmes has presented papers at regional and national conferences on the music of Arnold Schoenberg and Peter Maxwell Davies, written liner notes for Life Goes On: The Music of Don Freund, and program notes for Indiana University Opera Theatre. He also served as the editorial assistant for the Journal of Musicology.
At Anderson University, Holmes teaches in the music history and literature curriculum. He also teaches one section of the freshman liberal arts seminar. He has previously taught music history courses for both undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana University.
Holmes holds a Bachelor of Music in music theory from the University of Texas at Arlington, 1999, a Master of Music in music history from Baylor University, 2001, and is a candidate for the Doctor of Philosophy in musicology at Indiana University.
Christopher Holmes has been at Anderson University since 2010.
Associate Professor of Music
Music history, music literature, world music
B.M., University of Texas at Arlington (1999)
M.M., Baylor University (2001)
Ph.D., Indiana University