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Holly Blackwelder Carpenter

Strings Director

Mrs. Carpenter begin her violin studies at the age of 5, at Rogers Adventist School, in the then new Strings Program, under the tutelage of Kathleen Spring. While in college Mrs. Carpenter taught in the string program at Walla Walla University. She graduated in 2000 with a dual major in Music and Theology from Walla Walla University. Mrs. Carpenter had active private studios in Austin, Texas and Seattle, Washington prior to moving to Walla Walla in the fall of 2014.  Mrs. Carpenter has served on the Board of Directors for the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has served as the Director of the Japan Seattle Suzuki Institute. She also has an MA in Old Testament from the Adventist Theological Seminary and an MA in Hebrew Language and Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. 

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