Since 1996, Dr. Linda Raney has directed The Santa Fe Symphony Chorus. This unique eighty-member vocal ensemble offers the major choral works for orchestra and chorus to the community of Santa Fe.
Indiana University provided Dr. Raney with an excellent music education, and she holds doctorate, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees from that famous institution. Since graduation, she has taken advantage of the teaching of many contemporary choral teachers during Chorus America Conferences, Perspectives Workshops, and other conducting experiences, and has studied with countless other inspiring teachers in masterclasses. In 2010, she received a Santa Fe Mayor’s Recognition Award for Excellence in the Arts, an honor that celebrates her commitment to beautiful music. Last year The Symphony Chorus offered their first Choral Arts Academy providing instruction in sightsinging, choral vocal technique, and Feldenkrais. This course will be offered in the summer of 2017 on July 11, 18, and 25, and August 1. Watch the website for more information.
Dr. Raney has also served as Music Director of the Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble since 1988 and is the Director of Music and Organist at First Presbyterian Church, where she has worked since 1986. At the church, she directs an adult choir, various vocal ensembles, and a hand-bell choir, as well as managing the TGIF concert series. Offering fine concerts every Friday at 5:30 pm, TGIF is becoming a unique Santa Fe experience. Dr. Raney is married to Raymond, an Episcopal priest who is Canon of the Ordinary of the Diocese of the Rio Grande.