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Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick is a faculty member in the music department of

 McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.

Her duties at McDaniel College include teaching flute and instrumental conducting, as well as directing the flute choir. She is the music director/conductor of the McDaniel College Band, the Westminster Symphony Orchestra,  Flute Cocktail, a regional flute choir, and Lower Realm, a low-voiced flute ensemble.

She was the director/founder of the McDaniel Summer Music Camp, which after 33 years, concluded in 2018.  

Her book, The Pedagogical Techniques and Methods of Flutist William Montgomery, Edwin Mellen Press, 2006, is available directly through the publisher.

Dr. Kirkpatrick was a member of the 2005, 2013 and 2014 National Flute Association Professional Flute Choirs, and has conducted flute choir reading sessions at past NFA conventions. In 2017, she conducted the Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir at the Flute Society of Washington, D.C, annual flute convention. She is the Vice President of the Flute Society of Washington and is the Flute Choir Showcase Coordinator for the annual convention.

Degrees include a Bachelor and Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Flute Performance/Pedagogy and Instrumental Conducting from the University of Maryland.

In 2021, she was appointed to the position of Music Director for the Lyric Band of Hanover, PA


She is a frequent recitalist, conductor and adjudicator in MD and PA, and performs with the Mistral Winds Quintet.


Photo by Barry Oxendine

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