Dr. Linda Owen, Adjunct Instructor of Piano
Linda Owen joined the piano faculty at UCO in 2005, teaching applied and class piano. As a staff accompanist from 2004-2005, she accompanied two choirs, voice and instrumental student lessons and recitals, as well as other performances. From 1974-2004, Dr. Owen taught applied and class piano, piano pedagogy and choral accompanying at Oklahoma City University. She also accompanied choirs and numerous recitals, opera rehearsals, lessons and master classes. She was coordinator of a bi-weekly student recital series and was producer and pianist in several piano duo and duet recitals.
Dr. Owen has taught instrumental, vocal and classroom music at the elementary and middle-school levels in public and private schools in Minnesota, New Jersey and Oklahoma; she has served as choir director at several Oklahoma City area churches; and she has performed as a keyboardist with The Mallet Machine, a professional percussion ensemble. She is a life-time singing member of Canterbury Choral Society of Oklahoma City and has been a section leader and assistant accompanist for the group. She frequently serves as an adjudicator for piano competitions throughout OK.
She studied piano accompanying and coaching at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She spent a summer as an opera coach and accompanist at Arkansas's Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony (now Opera in the Ozarks). She received her BA in piano from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN; her MM in piano performance from Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington, IN; and her PhD in music education in piano pedagogy at the University of Oklahoma.
Dr. Owen is an active member of Music Teachers National Association and the Oklahoma and Central Oklahoma Music Teachers Associations. She is a member and officer of the Oklahoma City Pianist's Club, and she was elected to membership in the honor societies of Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Alpha Iota.
With her husband, Harry Miller, who is a member of the Board of Directors of Chamber Music in Oklahoma, Dr.Owen has actively supported area music and arts organizations for many years.
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