Linda Cramer graduated from Hebrew College with a Masters ‘ Degree in Jewish Studies and Jewish Sacred Music. She is embarking on a second (or third) career by pursuing her passion for singing, teaching music and choir and preserving sacred music. Recent activity includes conducting Family and Youth Services for a Conservative Synagogue in Kentucky in 2012 and at Congregation Beth Shalom ; acting as a cantor for Yom Kippur Services in Juneau, Alaska, being a soloist for the opening concert at the American Conference of Cantors; conducting two choirs for Congregation Beth Shalom in Anchorage between 2006 and 2010; teaching music and choir as a substitute for the Anchorage School District; and, through Voices in Time of Alaska, teaching Hebrew and singing. Her vocal experience includes performing secular music as well as sacred Christian and Jewish repertoire.
She has studied voice with a former Metropolitan Opera soprano and an internationally acclaimed operatic baritone as well as with other highly qualified vocal teachers during her middle and high school years. She has studied music theory and music history in formal classroom settings and in private vocal and instrumental study. Dance, theatre, music and philosophy were also pursued at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation (Taliesin).
Linda has been member of the Interfaith Council of Anchorage, Alaska and is presently a member of the Albuquerque Faith Travelers, a group of Christians, Muslims and Jews who are sharing their cultural and religious values in constructive dialogue. She also is President of a nonprofit virtual museum, Jewish Service Music Archive that is engaged in preserving a record of service content and the music that has been used over time. She was a member of the Turnagain Arts Council in Anchorage, and a member of the board of Alaska A Cappella Heritage Choir, an organization that sang Russian Orthodox Sacred Music in concert settings.