Linda Kline is the Professor of Viola at Boise State University and is the Interim Chair for the Department of Music. She is also a viola faculty member at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Dr. Kline holds viola performance degrees from Northwestern University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and The University of Memphis. Her teachers include Heidi Castleman, Patrick Connolly, Lenny Schranze, and Peter Slowik.
Dr. Kline performs regular recitals throughout the country and abroad. Recent performances include the Virtuosi Festival in Recife, Brazil, solo recitals in Seattle and Memphis, and collaborations with the Kandinsky Trio, Rothko Trio, Blakemore Trio, and Darkwood Consort. She is a member of the IRIS Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic, and has performed with the Strings Festival, the Memphis Symphony, Boise Baroque Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Erie Philharmonic, the Youngstown Symphony, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, the Aspen Festival Orchestra, and the Garth Newel Chamber Orchestra.
She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society in Music, and is also an active member of the American String Teacher’s Association and the American Viola Society (she co-founded and is president of the Idaho chapter). She is also a frequent adjudicator, and has presented clinics and master classes across the country. In 2006 she presented at the National Conference of the American String Teachers Association in Kansas City. Most recently, she presented master classes at the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound.
A recipient of two faculty appreciation awards at Boise State, Dr. Kline has also received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Idaho Commission on the Arts, and from the Boise State University College of Arts and Sciences. She is also the recipient of The University of Memphis Graduate Document Award for her dissertation.