Kevin Linder Trumpet Instructor


B.A., Morningside College


Kevin Linder was a public school band director for 28 years in Orange City, Sioux City, Eagle Grove and Anthon, Iowa. He has an active trumpet-playing career, working with groups that include The Magnificent Board of Directors rock-and-roll band, the Reggie Schive Big Band, the Dick Bauman Big Band, the Sioux Falls Big Band, the Sioux City Rockestra, the South Dakota Jazz Orchestra, and Prairie Cats, a jump/swing band. Linder has performed with such notables as Frankie Valli, Kenny Rogers, the Temptations and Little Anthony.

Assistant high school instrumental music teacher, MOC-Floyd Valley School District, Orange City, Iowa

Adjunct trumpet instructor, Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa

Assistant band director for North High School and 8th grade band director for North Middle School, Sioux City (Iowa) Community School District

Woodrow Wilson middle school instrumental music teacher, Sioux City Community School District

East High School head band director, Sioux City Community School District

7-12 instrumental music teacher, Eagle Grove (Iowa) Community School District

5-12 instrumental music teacher, Anthon-Oto Community School District, Anthon, Iowa

Past President, Northwest Iowa Bandmasters Association

Conductor, Northwest Iowa Middle School Honor Band

Adjudicator and clinician for various jazz festivals