James (Jim) Holloway was a member of the staff at Falls Church Presbyterian Church as organist. Jim had an extensive background in piano, organ and conducting. He served a number of Presbyterian Churches over the years, as well as other denominations.
He held a Bachelor of Music degree in piano from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Music degree in piano from the University of Maryland. He was the Music Director for the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC from 1989 until 1999. Under his baton, the chorus grew from 58 members to over 140, recorded three CD's and went on several international tours, the most notable being of Eastern Europe.
Jim served as Music Director for the Maryland Choral Society where he conducted several orchestral concerts per season. Jim had extensive experience as a recital accompanist for both vocalists and instrumentalists. He has taught both organ and piano privately for over twenty years. His most recent church organist position was with the Heritage Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. He left them to come to FCPC because he missed working as part of a team in a larger music program.
Jim was also a Senior Copyright Examiner for the Library of Congress where he trained other examiners for music, motion pictures, sound recordings and other performing art works. He lived with his partner, Nick, and their golden retriever in Alexandria and enjoyed cooking and playing the piano.
He passed away at his home in Alexandria. He had AIDS-related leukemia.