Dr. Michele Holt

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend, Dr. Michele Holt.

National Association for Music Educators, Sheraton Premier, Tysons Corner, Friday, June 24, 2016. John Boal/for Mark Finkenstaedt

In addition to having an incredibly successful career as a music educator, choral director and leader in our field, she was a beautiful person and truly inspirational mentor to many of us in Rhode Island.

She taught us, inspired us, and always, always, always encouraged us to be our best. Among her countless accomplishments, Michele served as RI-ACDA President, ACDA Eastern Division President and as ACDA National President.

It would be difficult to find someone who hasn’t been touched or inspired by her. She pushed us to be better- and never without kindness, generosity and her great sense of humor. She was all of this, wrapped up in a wonderful, humorous, sweet person.

Simply put, Michele was one of the very best we have ever known. She will be dearly missed.

Please consider contributing to a scholarship fund that will be created in her name – https://www.gofundme.com/5l5damw