Adjunct Professor of Music
Joined Connecticut College: 1978
• Piano • Harpsichord
Adjunct Professor Linda Skernick has been on the Connecticut College faculty since 1979, and teaches both piano and harpsichord lessons to both students and adult faculty and staff members. She has played with the Chamber Choir and the Orchestra at school, and on numerous chamber music programs and special events. She is also on the faculty of the Thames Valley Music School, and teaches private lessons.
Linda Skernick’s career as a harpsichordist includes solo recitals at the Los Angeles Harpsichord Center, Washington DC's Phillips Collection, the Cleveland and Birmingham Museums of Art, New York's Lincoln Center, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, as well as at the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and at Wesleyan University.
She has toured with Alexander Schneider's Brandenburg Ensemble and performed with Gerard Schwarz's Mostly Mozart Festival, as well as the Seacliff Chamber Players' Long Island Bach Festival, and many local Connecticut series, including the Robbie Colomore concerts in Chester, the Essex Winter Series in Essex, the George Flynn Classical Concerts in Clinton, and Music Mountain in Falls Village.
Skernick was a member of New York’s "Tafelmusik" Ensemble and the New York Baroque Consort, and has been soloist with many of the orchestras and chamber series throughout Connecticut; she has performed with Philip Setzer, violin, Abraham Skernick, viola, baritone Richard Lalli, flautist Michael Parloff and cellist Carter Brey, among others; she was on the distinguished roster of Affiliate Artists during that group's existence, and has twice been the recipient of grants from the Sylvia Marlowe Harpsichord Society.
Skernick appeared both as soloist and in chamber music with the Connecticut Early Music Festival and John Solum’s Hanoverian Ensemble. She was also a founding member of "The Klezzical Traition," a group playing traditional klezmer and classical music. Many of Skernick's performances, including several guest concerts at Music Mountain, Falls Village, Conn., have been broadcast by National Public Radio. She appeared live on WQXR's "The Listening Room" (New York City) and WGBH's "Morning Pro Musica" (Boston).
Recently, during the 2010-2011 season, she played solo concerti with Orchestra New England and the Falmouth (Massachusetts) Chamber Players Orchestra featuring works of J. S. Bach. She will return to the Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra in March of 2014, and will also be featured on the Essex (Conn.) Winter Series.
She is currently working on a series of solo harpsichord recordings.