Mrs. Linda Conrad is a native of Sioux Falls, SD. This is her 29th year of teaching in Music Education. She earned her vocal and instrumental music education degree at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her Masters of Science in Education with an Emphasis in Leadership through Southwest Minnesota State University. She has done extensive post-graduate work at South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, Morningside College, Black Hills State University, University of Sioux Falls, Northern State University, Augustana, and Hamline University.
Mrs. Conrad has taught in multiple schools in the Sioux Falls community for 29 years. She has taught at all levels in both Vocal and Instrumental. Those schools include Hawthorne, Laura B. Anderson, Lowell, Hayward, Patrick Henry, Oscar Howe and Christian Center Elementary. Her High School experience started at Roosevelt High School where she worked with Al Stanga to open Roosevelt as a new High School and establish a vocal program there. After teaching at Roosevelt for 8 years, Linda stepped back to do some part time work in music and to spend time raising children and caring for a parent suffering from cancer. In 2006, she returned to teaching full time at the High School level at Lincoln High School. Mrs. Conrad is currently in her 9th year at Lincoln High School. Mrs. Conrad directs the Concert Choir, Girls Chorale, Chamber Choir, Bel Canto, and Sotto Voce.
Mrs. Conrad has also served in the capacity of church choir and brass director, adjudicator, festival director, and as an accompanist for Singing Boys, The Sioux Falls Master Singers, various festivals, and SD Honor Choir. She has chaired Festival of Bands and SD All-State Chorus and Orchestra, and currently serves as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s/High School Voices for SD. She is an active member and presentor for ACDA and SDMEA.
Mrs. Conrad loves to travel and her hobbies include walking, reading, and biking. The most difficult but meaningful time in her life was helping her father take care of her mother as she battled cancer until her death in 2006.