Linda McNeil retired at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, after a long and distinguished career at Trinity.
Soprano Linda McNeil has been a member of the music faculty of Trinity University since 1988. With a wide-ranging repertoire from Baroque oratorio to German lieder to opera, she specializes in the performance of contemporary art song and has had the privilege of working with many prominent contemporary American composers such as George Crumb (Apparition),Samuel Adler (Rocking Horse Winner), Jean Berger (Diversion for Three), Judith Lang Zaimont (In the Theatre of Night), and Libby Larsen (Songs from Letters: Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, 1880-1902). She has appeared in over thirty professional productions of musicals. Leading roles include Rosemary in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying", Laurie in "Oklahoma", and Sara Brown in "Guys and Dolls". She also pursued her interest in Jazz, Blues, Musical Theater and 1940s music by performing in a women's trio know as The Divas.
D.M.A. - Arizona State University
M.M. - Baylor University
B.M.E. - West Texas State University
"Songs and Cycles Contemporary American Women Composers," Leonarda Productions, Inc. LE 357 New York, 2009.
"Winds and Voices. Living Artist Recordings, Vol. 5. Songs without Words" by Mary Jeanne van Appledorn. Living Music foundation, Inc., Desert Hot Springs, CA 92240, 2000.
American Musical Theater
Community service & Involvement
Adjudicator for Northeast School of the Arts and the Las Casas foundation Master classes for area high school students.
Faculty adviser for Mu Phi Epsilon University Curriculum Council Crisis Management representative Rosalind Phillips Competition vocal competition and recital committee