Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project: Interview with Nancy Holmes
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Nancy Holmes was born in Champaign, Illinois, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College, Albion, Michigan, and a Master of Education from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She completed a dietetic internship at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. A registered dietitian, Nancy worked as a clinical dietitian in several university hospitals before going to work for General Mills for twenty-two years as a nutritionist. Nancy played the piano since childhood and during the years that her children were studying violin in the Wayzata elementary string program she served as one of the parent accompanists and, in addition, performed substantial other volunteer work for the program. A strong proponent of the Wayzata strings, Nancy indicates that the program benefited participating daughters Sally and Gretchen as well as the entire Holmes family and that she learned a great deal about music without ever learning to play the violin. At the time of the interviewNancy continued to enjoy playing piano and played in English Handbell choirs. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Nancy Holmes discusses the background of daughters Sally and Gretchen in the Wayzata elementary string program and the impact the program had on the entire family. She discusses difficulties with practice, music activities outside of school and the value that a background in strings has had upon her children until the present day. In addition, she describes the work and the difficulties of being a parent volunteer and the wonderful education available not only to the children but to their parents as well.
Quantity 1.5 hours sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:33:22 running time
Creation Interviewer: Weber, Lynne
Interviewee: Holmes, Nancy
Made in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 08/07/2001
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 109
Accession Number AV2007.12.13
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Wayzata Elementary String Program Oral History Project'

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