Holly Swartzendruber, D.M.A.

Music Adjunct

Email: hollys@tabor.edu
Department: Music

Holly has a keen ear for voice and an eye for maturation in her students. She takes note of subtle changes, such as improvements in homework and the motivation to seek out a professor’s help.

Dr. Swartzendruber is especially pleased when her students show a willingness to tackle ideas that could challenge their current way of thinking.

She continues to develop her singing career through performances such as those listed below. Among her duties at Tabor, she finds special satisfaction in providing vocal instruction.

Dr. Swartzendruber also maintains a private voice studio of high school students and is frequently invited to lead voice master classes on the college level.

She is married to Dr. Douglas Miller, professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Tabor.


  • Member of National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Member of Pi Kappa Lambda, honorary music society
  • Active adjudicator for festivals and competitions in Midwest region
  • Various performances, including:
  • Faculty Solo Recital, “Liederabend,” Tabor College
  • Soprano soloist, Fauré Requiem, Hesston College
  • Soprano soloist, Brahms German Requiem, Bethel College
  • Soprano soloist, Mozart Requiem, Bethel College
  • Faculty Duet Recital, “Dueling Divas,” Cornish College of the Arts and Tabor College
  • Soprano soloist, Handel Messiah, Hesston College
  • Music Director, Tabor musical drama Honk!


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Master of Music in vocal performance, with a vocal pedagogy emphasis, Ohio University
  • Bachelor of Arts in music, Goshen College