*Doctor of Musical Arts Degree, University of Maryland at College Park

 

* Member United States Navy Band Sea Chanters Chorus/ assistant conductor

 

*Recording and performing artist in classical, jazz, pop, folk, world and early music repertoire

 

* Extensive performing experience both nationally and internationally including nationally televised events

 

*Performed with National Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops and many other symphonies

 

*Performances at Carnegie Hall

 

* Choir director and soloist for many Washington, DC area congregations

 

Versatile soprano Linda Teasley performs an ever-expanding repertoire of musical styles. From classical to world music, opera to jazz, her approach is flexible, lively, and infused with a profound appreciation of cultural diversity.

 

Linda is a recording and performing artist able to sing in a variety of styles including classical, jazz, pop folk world and early music. She has presented international and regional master classes in vocal repertoire, interpretation and technique. Her recording project, Canciones Argentinas, with acclaimed pianist Carols Rodriguez, features beloved songs of Argentina, and is her solo debut.

 

"Teasley... achieves something ethereal,” writes jazz critic Douglas Payne of her

vocals on Global Standard Time, recorded with percussionist and husband Tom Teasley. Larry Nai of Jazziz magazine notes her performance “…revives the haunting sound of late-’60‘s European film music.” She is also featured on The Soul Dances; Poetry, Prose, Percussion and Song; Time Travel; and numerous recordings with the United States Navy Band.

 

After receiving an undergraduate degree in music education, Dr. Teasley completed a Master of Music in performance degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Linda joined the United States Navy Band Sea Chanters chorus, the official chorus of the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, DC where she served for 20 years and retired as a Chief Musician. During her time in the Sea Chanters, Linda completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

 

She has appeared at Carnegie Hall, at the Los Angeles World Music Festival, the Kennedy Center, the Washington Folk Festival, and the Blossom Music Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. She has performed with the Cincinnati Pops, the Boston Pops, the National Symphony Orchestra, and on numerous nationally televised events.

 

Linda has been soprano soloist in many of Washington, DC’s  churches and has directed both children’s and adult choirs in several area congregations. She is chancel choir director at Calvary Presb

 

I was very pleased with your work, the versatility of what you do and your voice, and your sensitive musicianship."

-- Haig Mardirosian, Organist and Choir Director, Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes

 

“… Her coos are answered on the flute; the sound is deceptively simple.  You listen, you enjoy- you want to hear more.”  John Barrett, Jr., Jazz Improv Magazine.

 

“ … Linda’s lovely, wordless vocal on Carnival, where the voice plays hide-and-seek with a bansuri flute.”  Judith Schlesinger, 52ndstreet.com.

 

: “ Linda Teasley… further enhance(s) the albums’ lyrical warmth and evocative power.”  Mike Joyce, The Washington Post.