WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 25, 2023 — West Liberty University Professor of Voice, Dr. Linda Cowan, was elected to a national leadership role in the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently.
Cowan was elected to serve as National Council President for 2023 – 27, during the 2023 National Convention in Albuquerque, N.M.
“I am excited to support the great mission of Alpha Chi, and helping to guide the organization into the future,” said Cowan. She is also looking forward to working with the Executive Leadership team.
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is an American collegiate honor society recognizing achievements in scholarship and in service. It was formed in 1922 and has grown to include more than 400 chapters throughout the United States.
Its National Council is a 22-member governing body composed of 15 elected faculty members and seven elected student members from the various chapters around the country. WLU’s chapter is known as Epsilon.
Dr. Linda Cowan-Youssef holds the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Indiana State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
She has performed in opera, musical theater, theater, oratorio, and the concert hall. She has concertized extensively in NJ, IN, PA and WV. Cowan created Hilltop Opera at West Liberty University, where she has taught for 20 years, and directed many operatic and theatrical performances.
Cowan teaches private and class voice, diction, opera workshop, musical theater workshop, and vocal literature and pedagogy classes. Cowan previously taught at the West Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts, and has been a frequent guest artist-teacher.
She served the National Association of Teachers of Singing as the governor for West Virginia and as former president of the NATS Tri-States chapter. She currently performs with Voces Solis, a nonprofit chorus in Pittsburgh, and is in demand as a guest clinician for master classes and for All-State and All-State Chamber Choir auditions.
Cowan is proud to serve as the West Virginia State Vice-President for P.E.O., a non-profit Philanthropic Educational Organization, composed of women who help to raise funds for scholarships, grants, and low-cost loans for women’s education.
The Division of Music at West Liberty University offers undergraduate degrees in music education, music performance, and music technology. It also offers several minors in music.
For complete information, please contact email@example.com or the Department of Music and Theater Office at 304-336-8006.
To learn more about Alpha Chi officers and leadership, please visit alphachihonor.org/governance.