- M.M., Hartt School at the University of Hartford
- B.M., University of Wisconsin School of Music
- 2010 Winner, NATSAA Washington District and Northwest Region, National Semi-finalist
- 2007 Winner, Ladies Musical Club of Seattle Recital Award
- 2007 Finalist, Rimrock Opera Vocal Competition
Soprano Holly Boaz enjoys a varied career in opera, oratorio, chamber music, and small ensembles. Career highlights include appearances with Seattle Symphony, Symphony Tacoma, Hartford Symphony, Seattle Opera, Pacific MusicWorks, Music of Remembrance, the Russian Chamber Music Foundation, Vancouver Early Music Festival, Connecticut Opera, The Aspen Music Festival, the Emerald Ensemble, Early Music Tacoma, and in the UK, the Aldeburgh Festival and Caritas Chamber Choir. As a specialist in Baroque repertoire, she frequently performs works of Bach and Handel with regional orchestras and choral ensembles, but she also loves a good romantic art song, especially one in Russian. She is a winner of the Northwest Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award Competition (NATSAA), and the Ladies’ Musical Club of Seattle Competition. She received an encouragement award from the Connecticut District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, was a finalist in the Palm Beach Opera Competition, completed fellowships at the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, and the Britten-Pears Programme in England, and is a graduate of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program and the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin College. She is a passionate teacher and an active member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), where she serves on the board of the Puget Sound Chapter and as the NW Regional Coordinator of the Artist Awards Competition (NATSAA).