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Linda Kirkpatrick
  • Senior Lecturer

Linda Kirkpatrick

I am the director of both the McDaniel College Concert Band and Westminster Symphony Orchestra, as well as the advisor/conductor of the Flute Choir Club. The WSO is populated by McDaniel students, Carroll Community College students, faculty from both institutions, and community members. Your musical performance experience at McDaniel College will be quite different from your high school years: join us and continue making music playing professional level repertoire!

My professional interests include arranging flute choir music and guest conducting various ensembles; I currently have nine published flute choir arrangements. I am also an avid gardener and foodie, and frequently invite students to our home for a gourmet meal – just another reason to play in the band or orchestra!


D.M.A. in Flute Performance, Pedagogy and Instrumental Conducting, University of Maryland
Master of Music in Flute Performance, University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance, University of North Texas

Research Interests

  • Early Flute Choir Music, especially compositions by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier

Recent Courses

  • MUE 1101: Concert Band

  • MUE 1106: Orchestra (Westminster Symphony Orchestra)

Selected Publications

Clubs and community involvement

  • Faculty Advisor/Director, McDaniel College Flute Choir Club

  • Board of Directors, Lyric Band of Hanover, PA

  • Carroll Concert Band member/guest director

  • Musical Director of Flute Cocktail, Howard County Bands, Inc.

  • National Flute Association Annual Convention Book, editor.

Awards and Honors

  • Member of the Professional Flute Choir, National Flute Association, 2005, 2013, 2014; 2018

  • Newly Published Music Competition, National Flute Association, Honorable Mention, Capriol Suite

  • Nine McDaniel College Faculty Creativity Awards

Linda Kirkpatrick

"She's a human metronome!"

Kristen Marie Ion, '08 Music Education