Academics - GenEd, Liberal Arts, & Transferring
Linda Samuelson has been the director of the Northland Community Band and the Northern Jazz (previously the Northland Jazz Band) since the fall of 1999 when she received the baton from her predecessor, Les Torgerson, who had been the director since 1972.
Ms. Samuelson has a BM in Music Education from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, a MM in Saxophone Performance from Baylor University in Waco, TX and a certificate in Ethnomusicology from Bethel University.
Prior to coming to Northland Ms. Samuelson held K-12 Music teaching licensure in Wisconsin and Montana and taught K-12 music in Brady, MT, 9-12 Music in Deer Lodge, MT and K-12 music in Dutton, MT.
At Northland Ms. Samuelson teaches a variety of courses in the music department including Music Fundamentals, Introduction to Music, Rock History, Jazz History and World Music as well as directing the Community Band and the Chamber Choir.
Lawrence University, 1991: Bachelor of Music Education
Baylor University, 1995: Master of Music, Saxophone Performance
Bethel University, 2007: Certificate in Ethnomusicology