Dr. Norman E. Holland-Hull as a young man

The Norman Holland-Hull Instrument Library


One of the bedrocks of our program is our Instrument Library.  With funds generously donated from the estate of Dr. Norman E. Holland Hull, we are able to provide every one of our students with a professional grade instrument for their exclusive use. These instruments allow our students to excel as musicians and provide a competitive edge when auditioning and performing.

A lover of life's finer pleasures, Norman filled his homes in Philadelphia and Bucks County with wonderful examples of classical art and furniture. He loved all of the sensory pleasures of life - taste, smell, sight, and most of all hearing, and believed in the arts scene of Philadelphia and wanted to be part of its legacy of excellence. 

Norman spent his life in service of others, working as the Psychiatrist for Graterford Prison for more than thirty years. He was so well loved by his patients at the prison that they held a memorial service for him after hearing of his passing. Norman cared for his mother for most of his life, supporting her until the end.  We are forever in his debt for allowing us to provide this opportunity to the youth of Philadelphia in his memory.