Linda Collins holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Columbia College and was trained for professional performance in New York City at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. She performs locally very often as a Cabaret soloist and has appeared in such shows as Rent, Smokey Joe’s Café, A Chorus Line, The Secret Garden, Urinetown and Seussical: The Musical. She toured the east coast in the musical A Christmas Carol and has sung at Carnegie Hall. She has been teaching Elementary music in Columbia, SC for the past eleven years and has taught dance and musical theatre both in South Carolina and abroad in Germany. This year she started a new journey as the Choral director at Crayton Middle School. She has led and coordinated multiple professional development opportunities, including clinics on Performance as a Career, Curriculum Alignment and Integrating Technology into the Elementary Music Classroom. As a Teacher Ambassador and Trainer for Quaver’s Marvelous World Music she has traveled to multiple states educating teachers on the use and applications of Quaver’s Curriculum and resources. She is the lead Soprano at the Trenholm Road United Methodist Church where she also leads the Cherub choir.