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First episode of 2020! Join Dylan as he and Linda Wharton discuss growing up in London, Ontario, attending Western University, teaching at Central Secondary School, adjudicating, how music helped through trying times and coming full circle now teaching at Western University. 

Linda Wharton is a UWO Faculty of Music grad and an Althouse College grad. She taught at Central Elgin Collegiate Institute for five years and at Central Secondary School in London for almost three decades. Her Concert Bands, Wind Ensembles and Jazz Ensembles won many awards locally, regionally, provincially and nationally.


Linda has won many teaching awards, including the Award of Distinction from the Thames Valley District School Board and the Dennis Brown Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jack Richardson Music Awards. 


Linda currently teaches Instrumental Conducting Techniques at Western University and adjudicates at music festivals around Ontario.


Gordon Jacob | William Byrd Suite: I. The Earle of Oxford's Marche   

Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra & Frederick Fennell




Linda Wharton


Western University, Don Wright Faculty of Music


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