Linda Galván, a veteran music educator and performer is honored to be joining the Savannah Children’s Choir this season as the instructor for the Apprentice and Discovery Choir. She holds a B.M. in Music Performance from Texas State University, an M.M. in Music Performance from Kent State University, as well as a music education certification from Armstrong State University. Linda is also certified in the Kodály and Orff Philosophies of teaching music.
Linda has been an educator for fifteen years. In addition to teaching K-5 general music at Marshpoint Elementary, an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program school, she conducts a chorus and Orff ensemble. Prior to her teaching career, Linda performed in the Charleston Symphony, the Savannah Symphony and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra.
Outside of the classroom, Linda has participated in various professional activities, including collaborating with music teachers in Georgia to design and write the Elementary Music Student Learning Objectives for the Georgia Department of Education. In addition, she helped write the Student Learning Objectives and the elementary music curriculum for the Savannah Chatham County School District.
Linda also participated in the National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop, Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations. She subsequently served as project coordinator for this workshop. Linda belongs to the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the Organization of American Kodály Educators.