Holden Akers-Toler graduated Summa Cum Laude from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2016. While at Wesleyan, Holden participated in the Jazz Big Band, various jazz combos, the percussion ensemble, the Afro-Cuban ensemble, the Wesleyan Concert Chorale, and Wesleyan’s select choir, Concentus Vocum. He received the “Outstanding Senior in Music Award” and the “Senior Academic Achievement in Education Award”. Holden was recently accepted into the graduate jazz studies program for percussion performance at North Carolina Central University. He was selected by the NCCU music department to serve as a graduate assistant.