• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: AWE6209

Holland, Dulcie Sybil

(1913 – 2000)
  • Born 1 January, 1913, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Died 31 December, 2000, Sydney New South Wales Australia
  • Occupation Author, Choir director, Composer, Organist, Pianist


Composer and pianist Dulcie Holland trained at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and graduated in 1933 with her teacher’s diploma. In addition to teaching, Dulcie completed further study at the Royal College of Music, London. On her return to Sydney she became a freelance composer, successfully writing various styles of music for many mediums.

From 1967 to 1984 Dulcie was an examiner for the Australian Music Education Board and in 1977 she was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to music. Dulcie also received an honorary doctorate in music from Macquarie University and published extensively on the topic of music theory.


Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Dulcie Holland, 1931-2000 [manuscript]
  • National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection
    • Dulcie Holland interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection [sound recording]