Artist in Residence

LindaLinda Sweetman-Waters’ keyboard talents have provided her with a multi-faceted career as a piano soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and organist. She has performed in New York City at Carnegie Hall, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Weill Recital Hall, Lincoln Center’s BrunoWalter Auditorium, Merkin Hall and WQXR’s “Listening Room.” Linda has also performed as guest soloist with the North Jersey Philharmonic and the Williamsburg Symphonia in Williamsburg, Virginia.

On numerous occasions, she has been guest artist with the Ridgewood Symphony and premiered the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, which was composed for her by Richard Lane. She was guest soloist with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra in China and performed at the White House and the National Gallery of Art. Linda has dazzled audiences both in the United States and abroad. She performed in Vienna at The International Haydn Festival in the famed Musikverein, and in Beijing at the Forbidden City Concert Hall and in Shanghai at the Oriental Arts Center, in celebration of the XXIX Olympiad. In her role as pianist/organist with the New Jersey Choral Society, she has performed in Berlin, Prague, Sidney, Rome, London and Paris. Her travels as a chamber musician have taken her to Copenhagen, London, Brussels and Zurich.

As an accompanist, she has collaborated with conductors Lenora Thom, Joshua Greene, Diane Wittry, Janna Hymes, and currently with Eric Dale Knapp of the New Jersey Choral Society and Connecticut Choral Society. With Mid-America Productions, NYC, she has worked under the baton of John Rutter. Linda is an alumna of the Vienna State Academy of Music in Austria and a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition to her music studio, she has served as an adjunct faculty member at William Paterson University, Vice-President of the Professional Music Teachers Guild, and organist in the Ridgewood, New Jersey community.