Linda Shaw


A native of Canfield, Ohio, Linda completed a BM and MM in vocal performance at the Dana School of Music at YSU, where she met her husband, pianist Richard Shaw. They immediately moved to College Park, MD, to continue graduate education at the University of Maryland, where Linda completed all requirements for a DMA in vocal performance except the dissertation. She has studied with Wade Raridon, Wendell Orr, Louise McClelland and Linda Mabbs, and coached with accompanist Martin Katz. In lieu of pursuing a career in music, she began a new career in residential real estate with a large company in the Washington DC area, including corporate training of agents and branch office management. Linda continued to sing professionally in the capitol area while renovating several houses that the family lived in at the time. (Note: She does not recommend this method.) The family mov