Holly Carson worked for five years as a band director in New York State. In that time she has traveled with her own students to NYC, and directed jazz, marching, and concert bands. She is now the Administrative Director for the I Am Music Group in addition to working as a consultant with Guardian. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in music education from Nazareth University and her Master’s Degree in Music Education from Buffalo State College. She has been published in School Band and Orchestra Magazine and is in print for an upcoming 2024 issue with NAFME’s Music Educators Journal.
She has marched in the London New Year Parade, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Washington DC National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Holly is passionate about the value that group travel brings to music programs across the country and knows how important a well planned, yet flexible itinerary is for a large trip. She likes to plan flex time into a trip both to account for unexpected events as well as allowing students some supervised independence in how their time is spent. These moments were the most memorable in her experiences.
Holly is an avid gardener and spends her free time with her daughter, husband, and two small dogs!