Linda Onorevole is an arts administrator with more than two decades of experience at both visual and performing arts organizations. Prior to joining the Gulf Coast Symphony, she served as Director of Development at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). During her tenure, SOPAC received its first major awards from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust, and numerous foundations and corporations. In 12-13 Linda served as SOPAC’s Interim Executive Director, unifying and motivating the artistic and administrative staff during a leadership transition.
Linda served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Youth Symphony for four years, and during the 08-09 season, held the dual posts of Executive and Artistic Directors, administrating the activities of 3 full orchestras, 3 string orchestras, 2 flute ensembles, a percussion ensemble, music theory program, chamber music program, and 2-week summer camp – programs that served 400 students annually in grades 3-12. Previously she spent four years as Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Jersey City Museum, where she planned all marketing and press activities in connection with openings, programs and community affairs.
As a volunteer, Linda has was a judge for Classical Voice, Contemporary Voice, and Instrumental Music at the Young Artists Awards from 2011-2017, adjudicator for the Alliance for the Arts’ “Angels of the Arts” Awards in 2011, and a board member of the Youth Orchestra Division of the League of American Orchestras, the New Jersey Association of Museums, the South Orange Village Center Alliance, and the Jersey Arts Marketers.
Linda currently serves on grant panels for the State of Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, and previously did so with Essex County Local Arts Grants (NJ), and the Westchester Arts Council (NY). She facilitated Roundtable Conversations: Management Issues, and led the panel, Cultural Citizenship: Opportunities & Challenges, for the League of American Orchestras’ Conference in 2010.
A professional musician, Linda is a lyric soprano who studied with countertenor Jeffrey Gall. She earned a B.A. in Music Education from Montclair State University and a Teaching Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing from the State of New Jersey in K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music. She maintains a private studio in Cape Coral teaching voice, piano and music theory.