Linda Russell

Linda Russell
New York, NY
Choral/Vocal Music, Instrumental Music
K-12 Schools, Adult Day Care, After School Program, Assisted Living, College/University, Community Center, Hospital, Library
Association of Teaching Artists, Actor's Equity AssociationArts Westchester Brooklyn Arts Council Symphony Space Arts Horizons Hospital Audiences

Carnegie Hall Folk Festival 1992, Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival 1993, Metropolitan Museum of Art Family Programs, Federal Hall National Memorial - balladeer from 1973 to 1988, National, State and City Historic Sites, Several albums of traditional and popular American Music, including Stephen Foster Songs on Albany Records 1994, Christmas Past on Helicon Records 1996

Hospital Audiences: bringing music into hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living centers since 1988. Long Island Alzheimers Foundation: Perform regularly for their day program in Port Washington since 2008. New York Council for the Humanities Roster: present historical music lectures for audiences around New York State since 2007. Westchester Arts Council: I have done residencies in group homes and adult day programs since 20004. Symphony Space: Curriculum Arts Project - integrates music into the American History curriculum for 4th through 8th graders since 1988.
For 40 years I have explored America's past in song. I served as early American balladeer for the National Park Service at Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street. Now I perform for schools, community groups, hospitals and nursing homes. I especially relish singing for seniors. I bring back the "old" songs... stirring memories, getting them singing and entering into a dialogue of the importance of music in their lives. It is a sharing that enriches all of us. Fees: Planning - $30/hour, One hour workshop - $300. My fees are flexible and can be negotiated.