As someone with a strong dedication to diversity in music, Dominique Holley uses his role as Driftwood Quintet's Executive Director to prove that chamber music can be an efficient medium not only for entertainment but for community enrichment and social discussion as well. Through his arrangements he has sought to highlight the works of various composers of the African Diaspora as well other under-represented groups in the classical music canon.
Outside of Driftwood, Dominique has performed as principal clarinetist of the AZ Promusica Chorale and Orchestra, bass clarinetist of the Tempe Symphonic Winds, and a musician in the Phoenix-based Open Score Ensemble under the direction of Jacob Adler. Smaller ensembles he has taken part of include the indie folk-blues band The Paper Hats and the jazz combo The Outer Limits .
As an educator Dominique aims to bring the joy of music to underprivileged youth both through Driftwood's educational programming and through his work with the non-profit organization Harmony Project Phoenix.
Dominique attended Arizona State University where he studied clarinet performance with Robert Spring and Dr. Gardner as well jazz studies with Bryon Ruth and Michael Kocour. He has also studied privately with members of Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble as well as Phoenix Symphony principal clarinetist Alex Laing and bass clarinetist Steve Hanusofski
Dominique is currently offering lessons!