• 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

2/14
Chamber Strings Concert
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Pangle Hall
Chamber Strings Concert

340 Church Street NE

Chamber Strings, conducted by Xiaoqing Yu, will present an entertaining program entitle “A Sweetheart Valentine.” Join us with your sweetheart for this event.

2/15
School of Music Major Auditions
All day | Read more

School of Music Major Auditions
For more information, please contact McKenna Fetzer at mfetzer@leeuniversity.edu
2/15
Faculty Recital: Ronda Ford, flute & Bill Pritchard, tuba
Begins at 7:30 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Faculty Recital: Ronda Ford, flute & Bill Pritchard, tuba

1250 Parker Street NE

Ronda Ford, flute, & Bill Pritchard, tuba, will present a faculty recital featuring works by Bach, Martin, Bimstein, and the Beatles.

2/20
Masterclass: Alex Karpeyev, piano
Begins at 3:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Masterclass: Alex Karpeyev, piano
The masterclass is a free, non-ticketed event and everyone is welcome to attend. Squires Recital Hall is located in Lee University’s Humanities Center on Parker Street.
2/22
Jr. Recital: Hsin Shih Liu, piano
Begins at 6:00 PM | Read more

Squires Recital Hall - Humanities Center
Jr. Recital: Hsin Shih Liu, piano
1250 Parker Street NE
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