About Sean Holshouser
Sean Holshouser, age 15, has already had numerous and varied performance opportunities; both as a vocal soloist, and as an actor.
With the Houston Symphony, he performed over ten times as a boy soprano soloist. He participated in the 2010 Open House concert, sang the solo, "Walking in the Air" with a screening of that short ﬁlm, and performed as a soloist for the many Christmas pops concerts for 2010. One of his best experiences was singing the boy soprano solo "In Dreams" at the end of a screening of the movie "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring", featuring Howard Shore's leading concert performers, soprano Kaitlyn Lusk and conductor Ludwig Wicki. who were joined by the Houston Symphony, the symphony's Chorus, and the Houston Children's Chorus.
Sean sang at a national meeting of American symphony leagues, and has done short concerts for the Bay Area Symphony League, and the Houston Symphony League. He played the comic role of "Harry" in a Moore's School Opera production of the Britten's, "Albert Herring", and participated as an extra in the Houston Grand Opera production of "Peter Grimes". He auditioned and won the role of Amahl in "Amahl and the Night Visitors", but had to cancel because of the inevitable voice change. After the change was completed, he was asked by Donald Runnicles, music director of the Berlin Opera (formerly music director of the San Francisco Opera), to sing some Copland songs to open a concert at the prestigious Grand Teton Music Festival, which he did in August 2013.
As a theatre performer, Sean has been associated with HITS Theatre in Houston for several years, where he has played roles in plays from Shakespeare to musical theatre shows. His favorite roles include Gavroche in Les Miserables and Jesus in Godspell. Sean also played the roles of Scrooge at 14 and Peter Crachit in the Alley Theatre's "A Christmas Carol".
He is also an auditioned member of the Broadway Artist's Alliance. In March of 2014, he won the ﬁrst place $1,000 scholarship in vocal arts for Music Doing Good, a Houston-based scholarship program for aspiring musicians aged 18 and under; he received the same award in the 2015 season of the same program.
Sean has many videos on YouTube, covering two YouTube channels, both of which have over 1,000 subscribers. His recording of "In Dreams" is one of the most popular on YouTube, with over 84,000 views.
Sean's two major teachers are tenor Jack Beetle, and Todd Waite, a repertory cast member member of the Alley Theatre company.