• Linda Thompson
    Linda K. Thompson,
    Professor of Music Education,
    Chairperson of Music Education

    B.S., Northern State University
    M.S., University of Wisconsin- Madison
    Ph.D., University of Arizona
    Email: lthompson@leeuniversity.edu

    Linda Thompson, Ph.D., is a professor in music education at Lee University and chair of the Music Education Department. She received her BS in Secondary Education - Music from Northern State University, and a Master of Science in Education and Music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her Ph.D. in Music Education, from University of Arizona, included a minor in Teaching and Teacher Education.

    Prior academic positions include serving as an assistant professor at the Crane School of Music, SUNY-Potsdam, and at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

    Thompson's research and teaching interests include pre-service teacher development, sociological aspects of music education, and music for special learners. She has presented at local, state, national, and international conferences and is published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, the Bulletin of the Council of Research in Music Education, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Music Therapy, Music Educators' Journal, and General Music Today. She is also co-author of the textbook Constructing a Personal Orientation to Music Teaching and a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Qualitative Research in American Music Education.

    Thompson is a past-chair of the national Society for Music Teacher Education and of the Music Education Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association. She currently serves as co-editor of Advances in Music Teacher Education, the book series of the Music Education SIG of AERA. Thompson also serves on the advisory board of the Desert Skies Symposium for Music Education and the Music Education Division of the College Music Society. She holds Orff Certification and maintains memberships with NAfME, CMS, AERA, and AOSA.

    Thompson's public school teaching experience includes 11 years of elementary general music and middle school choral music in Evanston, Wyoming. In addition, Dr. Thompson has taught private piano for the past 30 years, served as director and accompanist for various children’s choirs, and founded the Lee University Children’s Chorale.

    Thompson is married to Mike Leuze, a computational scientist, and they enjoy bicycling and alpine skiing.

Music Events Calendar

8/29
Masterclass: David Dash & Mary Bowden
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Squires Recital Hall
Masterclass: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

8/31
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden
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Squires Recital Hall
Performing Arts Series Concert: David Dash & Mary Bowden

Husband and wife duo Mary Bowden and David Dash are both experienced orchestral musicians. Bowden is currently principal trumpet of the Sarasota Opera Orchestra and the Artoshphere Festival...

9/08
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
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Curtsinger Music Building
New Music Resource Center Display: "Harmony Writer"
“Harmony Writer,” a customized typewriter for musical notation that preceded FINALE by over three decades! We will be having a brief reception to officially present this display that also includes a...
9/15
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
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Pangle Hall
Presidential Concert: Ilya Yakushev, piano
340 Church Street NE, Cleveland, TN 37311
9/23
Faculty Chamber Recital
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Squires Recital Hall
Faculty Chamber Recital

Mozart: Piano Quartet in E flat, K 493

Brahms: Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 25

Featuring: Piano, Cahill Smith Violin, Geoffrey Herd Viola, Deanna Anderson Cello, Heather...

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