Title: Instructor in Music
Office: Jenson-Noble 187
Phone: 1 (563) 387-2148
Degree: M.M.E., University of St. Thomas
Interests: Voice, Cantorei, music theory
Linda Martin is a lifetime music educator. She has taught all levels of vocal, choral, and general music in public schools, churches, privately, and now at Luther College. She currently conducts Cantorei, teaches voice, ear training, and music education classes as needed. She is also the artistic and executive director of the Oneota Valley Youth Choirs in Decorah.
In 2006, she was chosen to conduct the All-Iowa Jr. High girls OPUS honor choir in Ames, Iowa. As a teacher in the public schools of northeast Iowa, Ms. Martin was most proud of the large number of her students who went on to sing in college choirs, of the seventeen who went on to study music in college, and of the eleven who are currently working as music educators.
Ms. Martin received her bachelor of arts in Vocal Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and her master of arts in Music Education with a choral emphasis from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her master’s thesis was an investigation into the causes of and cures for breathiness, nasality, and overly dark vocal production. She is a member of the American Choral Director’s Association, Music Educator’s National Conference and the Voice Care Network.