“I love the beauty of choral music and have enjoyed singing in Pacific Chorale so much, that I was inspired to write for them. My “Gloria” for Chorus & Orchestra has been performed with Pacific Symphony, and the Pacific Chorale took it on tour to Germany and Austria. I have composed various choral works for Fred Bock Music Company, including “Christmas Star”, inspired by John Alexander, which was performed on Christmas Eve by the Crystal Cathedral, and broadcast on television all over the world at seven services.
I was inspired by Fred Bock to write several solos for his Sanctuary Soloist series, including my favorites, “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “What Wondrous Love Is This.” Fred Bock was a wonderful influence on my work!”
Linda Wells Sholik has been a piano,voice, and composition teacher to students of all ages and levels. Ms. Sholik has an MA in Music Composition from the University of California at Riverside and a BA in Music in Vocal Performance from UCLA.
Ms. Sholik sings with Pacific Chorale and Pacific Symphony as a first soprano. She has improvised with Bobby McFerrin and Pacific Chorale and sung with Placido Domingo and Pacific Chorale at the opening of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. She has sung with John Williams at the Hollywood Bowl and has sung on several CDs with Pacific Chorale.
Ms. Sholik has been a professional pianist and choral director with Laguna Beach Unified. She also has played piano for the Bella Lewitsky Dance company at Idyllwild. She is skilled at improvisation and is a published composer with Fred Bock Music Company. Her music has been performed by Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale, and her “Gloria” was taken on tour to Europe.
Ms. Sholik has taught Music Theory and Eartraining at Orange Coast College, and at Golden West College. She directed the Pageant of the Masters Youth Chorus in the summers of 1996-1999 and has directed 45 children’s musicals for Laguna Recreation Department.
Linda recently sang in Pacific Symphony’s “Turadot” and has sung in the West Coast Tour of “Lord of the Rings” with the Munich Symphony.