Linda Waterfall has played music professionally since 1973, when she began her musical career as a member of the band Entropy Service. Since 1977, she has recorded 9 albums of original music and toured the U.S. many times, receiving critical raves from many publications, including the Twin Cities Reader, Dirty Linen, London's Folk Roots, the Boston Globe, Philadelphia Weekly, and the Seattle Times. She also composes vocal and choral music, and has received several commissions and grants; most recently, a Seattle Arts Commission grant for which she composed "That Art Thou: Songs from the Vedas" for choir, timpani, percussion, and electric piano, which was premiered by the University of Washington Chamber Singers in June 2002. She also does occasional recording session work as an accompanist and arranger, and has produced recordings for several Northwest artists.
Linda's educational experience includes 15 years in artist residency programs, working in Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, and Alaska. She has taught songwriting workshops at several colleges, including Western Washington University, The Evergreen State College, Macalester College, and the Berklee School of Music. In addition to school residencies, she has also worked with convicted felons in Washington State correctional facilities, teaching song composition, instrumental skills, gospel choir, and guitar classes conducted in Spanish. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and widely varying social and educational backgrounds. Since Fall of 2005, Linda is teaching songwriting at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle.