Michele M. Holt

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I'm terribly sorry to hear of Dr Holt's passing. She was my choral director at Providence College and I learned a lot from her.


Posted by: Melissa Garner - Florence, AL   Jul 30, 2018

Michele was perhaps the first fellow choral director to introduce me to the profession as a first year choral director back in 1978. We shared many many festivals together over the years with CMEA in CT, NEMFA for many many years, ACDA at both the Regional and National levels, often as roommates. When I managed the NEMFA Choir, I invited her to conduct one of the NEMFA festival choirs. Michele was a delight. Always a smile, always welcoming and affirming,

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Posted by: Pam Rodgers - Putnam, CT   Jul 29, 2018

When I taught in New England, I had the pleasure of seeing Michele doing what she obviously loved. I had great regard for Michele. Especially enjoyed watching her direct high school groups - she had such a beautiful connection with the kids and unending energy. Condolences to her family and friends.


Posted by: Lynn Morin - Murfreesboro, TN   Jul 16, 2018

Michele was one of the greats in choral music. She was inspiring, hard-working, fun-loving, artistic, generous, and kind. She was one of the most supportive colleagues that I have known in this business, and I feel fortunate to have been her friend and colleague. I loved her and feel certain that she is organizing some sort of choral event in Heaven. She was selfless and loving. She accomplished so much and inspired so many. I just heard the news and am deeply saddened for this loss. I am a better person for having known her.


Posted by: Janet Galvan - Ithaca, NY   Jul 16, 2018

To the Holt family,
I was privileged to work with Michele at Stonington High School. Her musical talent and devotion to her students were mesmerizing.
Being in Michele's presence at school and socially was like being in a "whirl-wind " of activity. She was entertaining and always knew how to keep the fun moving. I'll never forget her coming out onto a dance floor and getting my husband to "fast-dance". We still talk about chaperoning a music trip to Philadelphia where her chorus blew away the competition. My life was made better by knowing Michele.


Posted by: Karen Hamm - Marco Island, FL   Jul 16, 2018

So sorry to hear of Michele's passing. I worked with her at Stonington High School. She was an inspiration to all!


Posted by: JOYCE BONOMO - PAWCATUCK, CT   Jul 15, 2018

As one of the many who loved Michele, we are greatly saddened by her passing. Most of our children were students of hers, and I (John) worked on a great many musical projects with her. She will be forever in our memories.


Posted by: John and Monika Dreslin - Stonington, CT   Jul 12, 2018

Iam so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. She was my music teacher at Stonington High School. She introduced me to my husband who she was in a band with and most recently assisted me in finding a music teacher in the school I am principal in. Michelle was a great person...there must be more music in heaven today. Rest my friend.


Posted by: Gail Dandurand - RI   Jul 12, 2018

Barry, Mat and Melissa,

We are heartbroken over the loss of Michele.
We have been blessed to have known and loved her.

With sympathy,
Leslie and Bob Lawrence


Posted by: A friend   Jul 11, 2018

Melissa,
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
Your friends of PMS


Posted by: - RI   Jul 11, 2018