WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 27, 2022 — West Liberty University Professor of Voice, Dr. Linda Cowan, was unanimously elected to Vice-President of the Alpha Chi’s Board of Directors, the National Council, during the 2022 National Convention held March 24 – 26 in Austin, Texas.
“I am pleased to serve in this capacity for Alpha Chi and its many member chapters, our students and faculty members. I look forward to the coming year and my new role,” said Cowan.
Alpha Chi National College Honor Society is an American collegiate honor society recognizing achievements in general scholarship. It was formed in 1922 and has grown to include more than 400 chapters throughout the United States.
Alpha Chi is the National College Honor Society and the 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 19 20 years, and directed many operatic and theatrical performances. She is currently one of five finalists for West Virginia Professor of the Year 2021.
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, Solo and Ensemble Festivals.
Cowan is proud to serve as the WV Executive Board Organizer for P.E.O., a non-profit Philanthropic Educational Organization, comprised of women who help to raise funds for scholarships 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 a minor in music.
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