Carrie Holzman-Little has been a busy free-lance violist and contractor here in Southern California for the past 20 years. Born and raised in Long Beach, a Wilson High School graduate, she received a Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Santa Barbara. She has been fortunate enough to study with many illustrious music teachers such as William Primrose, Hechiiro Ohyama, Ron Copes, Louis Kievman and others. Carrie was chosen to attend Tanglewood Music Festival, the Blossom Music Festival and The Music Academy of the West. She also attended The Banff School of the Arts. Presently she attends the Oregon Bach Festival in Eugene Oregon. Carrie is a viola coach for the Verdugo Young Musicians Association. She also has been a viola coach and performer at the Gold Coast Chamber Music Festival for the past 3 years. Carrie has been the Assistant Principal violist of the Pasadena Symphony for 20 years and is a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra since its inception. She was also the assistant principal violist of the Long Beach Symphony for 10 years. Carrie has been the acting music contractor for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for the past two years and is the permanent contractor of the Santa Monica Symphony. She also contracts All Saints Church in Pasadena, Pasadena Presbyterian Church, the Los Angeles Children’s Choir, Our Lady of Angels Cathedral, Westwood Presbyterian, First United Methodist Church in Glendale and more. Being a busy performer has allowed Carrie access to a huge array of players she can use in her contracting. In her spare time she likes to do triathlons. Carrie lives in a 100 year old house in Pasadena with her cellist husband, Dane Little, two teenagers and five large male cats.