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Michael Linton

 Michael Linton (b. July 19, 1952, Long Beach, California) is Professor of Music and Coordinator of Composition and Theory at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Before coming to MTSU, Linton taught at the University of Bridgeport (Connecticut) and chaired the department of music at Northwestern College (St. Paul, Minnesota). After receiving his B.Mus degree from Wheaton College (Illinois) in 1974, Linton went on to study at the University of Cincinnati (M.Mus, 1977), the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale (M.A., 1980) and New York University (Ph.D. 1988). His composition teachers were Krzysztof Penderecki and Bruce MacCombie (at Yale), Lukas Foss and T. Scott Huston (at the University of Cincinnati), and John Gilbert (at NYU). Linton's writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal as well as in the journals BACH, The Weekly Standard, and First Things and he has twice held fellowships with the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is one of the founders of DART, LLC, a distribution company, and Refinersfire, LLC., a publishing and production company on the web site of which many of Linton's writings and educational materials are freely available to the public. Linton's "Carmina Catulli" was premiered in March, 2014, at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, performed by bass-baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and pianist Jason Paul Peterson.

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