As a lifelong music educator who cherishes “the opportunity to assist young educators, learn new online trends in music education and collaborate with colleagues and friends,” Linda R. Hall (C ’76) is excited to share her experiences and her love of Shenandoah University with her community.
Growing up, Hall loved music and teaching. She fondly remembers listening to her father’s tenor voice and going to choir rehearsal with her mother. She combined her two passions and decided to pursue a degree at Shenandoah Conservatory.
Under the leadership of Dr. Charlotte Collins (B ’85), Dr. David Stutzenberg and Mrs. Penny Schenck, Hall was well-prepared for a career in music education and for life.
Her accomplishments in music education and conducting are vast and allowed her to travel all over the world and work with and teach countless individuals. She was a choral director and music education instructor at The Baltimore City College High School in Baltimore, Maryland from 1987 to 2013; she directed musical productions; spoke at symposiums, gave lectures and led workshops on music education, and served as a guest conductor and director. To this day, she is the church music director at St. John Baptist Church and Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Maryland.
Of all her experiences, her “most rewarding experiences were watching students develop ‘their voices’, travelling extensively with The Baltimore City College Choir and internationally, collaborating with composers, arrangers and conductors worldwide, and having the opportunity to create music all over the world.”
Hall, as one of the newest members of the Shenandoah Alumni Board, says she is looking forward to making new connections with alumni, potential and current students.
“When life affords one the bountiful opportunities and experiences that I have been privy to, it behooves me to return those blessings back to others,” said Hall, as she expresses why she is passionate about giving back to Shenandoah.