Elizabeth (Lily Holliday) Feinstein joined the Boston Conservatory in 2004 as an instructor of English as a second or foreign language. She took the lead in creating the Music and English Intensive, a program that is still an important component for many international students at Berklee. In the fall of 2015, she became an instructor in Introduction to College Writing and Literature. She served on the dean’s council 2014–2015 as well as on the judicial board. She has taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara; Temple University; Boston University; and Harvard University, where she was honored with an award for excellence in teaching in 2004. Holliday has conducted numerous workshops in cross-cultural communication, culture shock, and teaching pedagogy at a variety of venues over the years, and she started her working life as a teacher of meditation; both of these elements of her background have informed her teaching. In her classes, she emphasizes developing awareness for the uniqueness of each individual student’s voice while understanding the responsibility each has as a member of society. Holliday earned her B.A. and M.A. in English, teaching English as a second or other language, and cross-cultural communication from Vermont College of Norwich University. She is also a fine artist, specializing in oil painting based in the lineage of the Boston School, which had its inception in the early 20th century. She has exhibited in Massachusetts and Vermont and is an associate member of the Guild of Boston Artists.
- Excellence in Teaching from Harvard University, 2004
M.A., Vermont College of Norwich University; English, teaching English as a second language, and cross-cultural communication
B.A., Vermont College of Norwich University; English, teaching English as a second language, and cross-cultural communication