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Fairfax, VA 22030
Linda J. Gammon is currently the director of the Northern Virginia Junior Winds. Prior to assuming this position she directed middle school bands at three middle schools in Fairfax County, VA for over 30 years. She is a native of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine and graduated from Foxcroft Academy where she was recently inducted into the Academic Hall Of Fame. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in conducting from George Mason University.
Under Ms. Gammon’s direction, her middle school bands earned consistent superior ratings, awards, and enjoyed state, regional and national recognition including numerous appearances at the Virginia Music Educators State Conferences and the 1993, 2000 Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. In 1997 Ms. Gammon and the Robinson Middle School Symphonic Band were awarded the prestigious John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Silver Cup Award, the highest honor bestowed on a middle school band program.
Ms. Gammon is currently the Virginia Music Educators Association State Executive and has served as theVMEA Conference Coordinator, is a Past President of the Virginia Music Educators Association, the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association, and the Fairfax County Band Directors Association She is a member of NAfME, VMEA, Phi Beta Mu, the American School Band Directors Association, the National Band Association, and the Women Band Directors International Association.
Ms. Gammon is active as an adjudicator, guest conductor, and clinician. Currently she is the university supervisor for interns at George Mason University. She is a contributing author to the music curriculum “Band Expressions” published by Alfred and “Teaching Music through Performance in Band” published by GIA. She has been recognized twice by the School Band and Orchestra Magazine as one of the “Fifty Directors Who Make a Difference”, awarded numerous National Band Association “Citations of Excellence” and recognized by the Women Band Directors International as the 2003 Scroll of Excellence recipient. In 2007 Ms. Gammon was awarded the Virginia Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award and in 2014 was selected as “Band Director of the Year” by her FCBDA peers.
MA, Music, George Mason University (1995)
Faculty Rank: Instructor