Dr. Sheryl Linch-Parker, Professor of Music (High Brass and Music Education) and Music Coordinator has actively pursued a career in the field of trumpet performance and music education since she started playing the trumpet. Prior to her appointment at Fayetteville State University, she has taught as a elementary band director for the Hazelwood Public Schools (St. Louis, MO.), Chadron State College as an Associate Professor of Music where she taught music education methods courses and studio trumpet in addition to supervision of music student teachers and served as the Music department chair for four years. She also taught in the Callaway School District as K-12 music teacher several years prior to pursuing further education. Dr. Linch-Parker recently had a guest article entitled “Size Really Matters” published in the February 2013 edition of the Nebraska Music Educator (Official Magazine for the Nebraska Music Educators Association).
As a performer, Dr. Linch-Parker currently performs contemporary and traditional chamber literature in the trumpet/percussion duo, Double Take, which has released a self-titled CD in 2001 through PL Productions (DT001) and a second CD in 2008 entitled “Atmospheres” featuring commissioned works. Double Take has presented numerous concerts/clinics throughout the Mid-West, East Coast, and Southeast and has received favorable reviews from the Percussive Arts Society and The International Trumpet Guild. Dr. Linch-Parker also performs with the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, Snyder Baptist Orchestra (endowed chair), Fayetteville Jazz Orchestra, and Highland Brass Quintet.
Dr. Linch-Parker has a B.A. in Music Education from The University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master of Music in trumpet performance from The University of Arizona in Tucson. Dr. Linch-Parker holds a Doctorate in Music Education (D.M.E.) from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley. She has served as a professional presenter at the local, state and national levels in the areas of music education and research. Dr. Linch-Parker is Jupiter Performing Artist. For more information go to: www.parkerlinchmusic.com