||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.
|| 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
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.