Doctoral Student Spotlights

Linda Lanier-Keosaian

Music Education

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
NYU has a very strong reputation in the field of Education and especially in Music Education.
My academic passion is:
Music
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
be teaching and performing
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
going to museums and concerts
A hobby I have is:
Cooking, riding my bicycle
Focus of my research of scholarship:
The organ music of Cesar Franck
I'm interested in this topic because:
Franck's organ music is played by all organists but lacks research in performance practice.
Academic or other experience that most influenced my choice of doctoral study:
Lessons with master teachers.
Research or scholar I most admire:
Rollin Smith
Professor who has influenced me the most:
John Gilbert, Jon Zimmerman, Anton Vishio
Scholarly presentation of my work I'm most proud of:
ISME in Beijing, 2010
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
Historical Research
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
Sharing

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Alabama
Career Goals:
College teaching, conducting
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
Presentations at ISME conference in Beijing, at HICE conference in Honolulu, paper published in Tempo Magazine, conducting North Jersey Women's Honors Choir in 2011, prize-winning choirs.
Other professional or service activities:
American Guild of Organists, American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, Music Educators National Conference