Dr. Linda Kirkpatrick is the

Director of

Instrumental Music at

 McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.


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.


Linda’s book, The Pedagogical Techniques and Methods of Flutist William Montgomery, Edwin Mellen Press, 2006, is available directly through the publisher. Her duties at McDaniel College include teaching flute and Instrumental Conducting, as well as directing the flute choir. Linda is the musical 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.

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

She was a member of the 2005, 2013 and 2014 National Flute Association Professional Flute Choirs, and 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. Linda is the vice president of the FSW.


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