Flutist Composer Teacher  
Major Compositions: Blessed Vocation, PicCalypso, Encores & Ear Candy, Toot Suite for 2fl/piano (includes Pavane & Burlesque as performed by ZAWA!), Flute 'N' Boots, Steppin' Out, Trio for flute, horn, and piano, Exuberance.
Teachers: Laurel Zucker & Jill Felber
Teaches: Classical, Jazz, Music Theory, Composition
Linda L. Holland, Ph.D. is a freelance flutist-composer based in Santa Barbara, California. She received her Ph.D. in composition and M.M. in flute performance from the University of California at Santa Barbara, her M.M. in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and B.M. in flute performance from California State University in Sacramento.

Her work includes teaching music at Santa Barbara City College, adjudicating competitions and coaching chamber music workshops, maintaining a private teaching studio, performing and recording music of many styles, and fulfilling composition commissions.

Dr. Holland performs regularly with the Arcangelo Flute Quartet, the Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, the Santa Barbara Choral Society, the Channel Islands Symphony, the Santa Barbara Dance Alliance, the Santa Barbara Studio of Music, and in solo performances. She is a co-founder of Current Sounds, a chamber group that performs twentieth century music. The Santa Barbara Independent has described Dr. Holland as "a performer with a luscious tone and sure-fire technique."

Dr. Holland's compositions have been performed in concerts and new music festivals across the United States and in Great Britain. Her piece Blessed Vocation for solo flute was a prize-winner at the International Festival of Women in Music in 1998, and was given its international premiere by flutist Jill Felber at London's Wigmore Hall. Dr. Holland's primary flute teachers were Laurel Zucker and Jill Felber. Her primary composition teachers were William Kraft and Elinor Armer.

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