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About Linda Kline Lamar

Dr. Linda Kline Lamar is a professor of viola and music theory at Boise State University where she has taught since 2000. She also teaches at the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Steamboat Springs, CO, and at the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Interlochen, MI. She holds viola performance degrees from Northwestern University, The Cleveland Institute of Music, and The University of Memphis, where she earned her DMA in 2002. Her teachers have included Heidi Castleman, Patrick Connolly, Lenny Schranze, and Peter Slowik.
Dr. Kline Lamar performs regular recitals throughout the country. Recent performances include the Virtuosi Festival in Recife, Brazil, solo recitals in Seattle and Memphis, and collaborations with the Kandinsky Trio, Rothko Trio, Blakemore Trio, and Darkwood Consort. She performs regularly with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra in Memphis, and the Boise Philharmonic. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society in Music, and is also an active member of the American String Teacher’s Association and the American Viola Society (she co-founded and is president of the Idaho chapter). She is a frequent adjudicator, and has presented clinics and master classes across the country.


Present Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Music, Boise State University


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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 - Top Ten Scholar Honored Faculty, Boise State University
  • 2003 to present - President, Idaho Chapter, American Viola Society
  • 2004-06 - President, Idaho Chapter, American String Teachers Association
  • 2004 - Teacher Appreciation Certificate Recipient, Kappa Xi, Boise State University, 2004


  • Viola - Private Lessons and Studio Class
  • Music Theory and Ear Training I/II/III/IV
  • Elements of Music
  • Introduction to Graduate Research
  • String Techniques and Methods

Contact Information

208.867.1496 (cell)
208.426.3665 (office)

Performances (7)

Dissertation (1)