About our Orchestra Director
Photo credit to Mrs. Caitlin Schellhammer
Ms. Raine Hollingsworth is the director of orchestras at Dr. Phillips High School, the conductor of the Overture Strings ensemble with the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra in Orlando, FL, and has served as the district chair for District 8 for the Florida Orchestra Association. In 2011, she earned her Bachelor's in Instrumental Music Education, and in 2015, she earned her Master's in Music Education, both from the Florida State University, both Magna Cum Laude. Following graduation and work in the classroom, Ms. Hollingsworth continued contributing to the field of music education by partnering with OCPS to develop and publish Curriculum Resource Materials for middle and high school directors. She has also been published by the American String Teachers Association’s “The String Section”, with her article entitled “Student Leadership: It’s For Your Program, Too!”.
In the summer of 2018, she was nominated to the Florida Music Educators Association’s Summer Institute. In 2022, Ms. Hollingsroth was asked to contribute to the FMEA think tank “Visioning Resilience for Music Education in the State of Florida”, and attend the FSMA Leadership Summit. Ms. Hollingsworth is also a frequent presenter at professional development conferences, such as county in-service clinics, the FLASTA/FOA Fall Professional Development Conference, and the FMEA Professional Development Conference, where she has given presentations on topics like teacher burnout, pedagogical diagnostic techniques, and methods for student-led sight-reading. Ms. Hollingsworth has over a decade of experience in the classroom, and is a highly-sought after conductor, clinician, intern supervisor, & presenter throughout the state. The orchestras under her direction consistently receive Superior ratings at both district and state events, and are active in the community through arts outreach performances.