[gn_frame align=”left”][/gn_frame]Linda Glasgal was born and educated in New York City. She began piano lessons at the age of four, and entered the Juilliard School of Music’s Preparatory Division at the age of seven. Upon graduation from Hunter College High School, she attended the Yale School of Music, where she earned two degrees in piano. Returning to New York, she pursued postgraduate piano studies with Bruce Simonds and Kurt Appelbaum, a former teaching assistant to Artur Schnabel. She joined the staff of Saturday Review, working as assistant to the music editor. After moving to New Jersey with her husband and two daughters, she taught piano for several years. Ms. Glasgal discovered her calling as an accompanist at Juilliard Preparatory, where she was selected to play for the senior string ensemble, and at Hunter High, where she accompanied the chorus, and played the organ for the first time. She has faithfully served as the accompanist for Ars Musica for many years. Currently she studies organ with Robert Long.