Lloyd Linney

Professor of Music

Soprano Lloyd Linney has delighted audiences in opera, recital and oratorio. On the operatic stage, she has portrayed Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, the Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute, Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, both the Countess and Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Blonde in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos, Madame Goldentrill in The Impresario, Marie in The Bartered Bride and the title role in Martha.

Linney has appeared in concerts and operas in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, as well as in Italy and the Virgin Islands. In addition to numerous solo and chamber recital appearances, Linney has performed as soprano soloist in such works as Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Jephtha and Messiah, Beethoven's Christ on the Mount of Olives, Puccini's Gloria and Bach's Passion According to St. John.

Linney presently holds the position of professor of music at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. Her teaching responsibilities include voice, aural training and French diction. A native of Washington, Georgia, she is a graduate of Furman University, where she studied with DuPre Rhame. She holds a master of music and doctor of music degrees from Florida State University, studying with Elena Nikolaidi and Roy Delp, respectively. From 1994 to 2001 she did additional vocal work with Richard Miller of the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. Since 2005 she has studied with Louise Urban, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. In 2012, 2013 and 2014 she traveled to France to coach French melodies with Susan Manoff of the Paris Conservatory.


  • D.M., vocal performance, Florida State University
  • M.M., vocal performance, Florida State University
  • B.A., elementary education, Furman University

Course Topics

  • Applied Voice
  • French Diction
  • Sophomore Aural Training


  • "Treasured Memories: Old Favorites, Nursery Rhymes and Folk Songs, Children's Hymns and Prayer Songs," CD, Clear Note Classics Publication

Lloyd Linney

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