Portrait image Linda Kobler
Linda Kobler

Adjunct Instructor of Music

Contact Information

OFFICE: D'Angelo 34
PHONE: 814-824-2394
About Dr. Kobler

    Ph.D. studies (ABD), Historical Musicology, City University of New York

    M.M., piano and harpsichord, The Juilliard School

    B.M., piano; B.M., harpsichord, Peabody Conservatory of Music

    MUS 100 Music in Society (online)

    MUS 150/250/350/450 Secondary Piano

    Linda Kobler served seven years on the Music History faculty of The Juilliard School, and also taught at The New School in Manhattan, and Brooklyn College. Ms. Kobler was a pioneer in online teaching, designing one of the first web-based college music courses in America. She currently combines her online college teaching with running a private piano studio. Her piano students have consistently won competitions and scholarships to university and conservatory music programs, including the Jacobs School of Indiana University and Vanderbilt University, and have performed on public radio, in community concerts, and as part of the Steinway Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Young Artist programs in Pittsburgh.  As a performer, Linda Kobler has played in America, Canada, and Europe. She was a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition in New York and recorded two commercial CDs, both of which won critical acclaim in the US and abroad. She has been concerto soloist with such major ensembles as the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Bach Gesellschaft, and New York City's "Y" Chamber Orchestra under Gerard Schwarz.  She has played with the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center and the Tafelmusik chamber ensemble.  Linda Kobler has also been active in the performance of contemporary piano and harpsichord music. She coached Elliot Carter’s Piano Sonata with the composer and performed it at Alice Tully Hall; she coached Roger Sessions’ From My Diary with Sessions and played it at the composer’s 80th birthday tribute at Lincoln Center. She is the dedicatee of solo works by Vincent Persichetti, Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, David Borden, and Albert Glinsky. As a writer, Linda Kobler has produced liner notes for over a dozen Sony Classical CDs, program notes for Carnegie Hall, journal and encyclopedia articles, and on-air commentary for National Public Radio’s Performance Today. She has hosted her own classical music programs and produced radio documentaries and live concerts for WNYC, the NPR flagship station in New York City.

    • Adjudicator for Piano Guild, New York City, 2023
    • World Premiere of Jeanine Yeager’s A Christmas Tale, 2021
    • Masterclass with jazz legend and composer, Valerie Capers, 2021
    • Masterclass at Steinway Hall in New York City, 2018