Chorus Director

Horizon High School Chorus Director

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Mrs. Linda Boot is thrilled to have the opportunity open both Horizon High and Water Spring Middle School. She recently opened Windermere HS and will put that experience and expertise to good use.

Mrs. Boot has a BA in Music Education from Dordt University (Sioux Center, IA) and a Masters in Conducting Performance from the University of South Florida (Tampa, FL) where she was a student of the acclaimed conductor Robert Summer. As a vocalist, Mrs. Boot performed with the Gold Coast Opera Company and the EPCOT "Voices of Liberty”. She also held Soprano Section leader and Chancel Choir Director positions in numerous churches.

Mrs. Boot’s choirs consistently receive top ratings at music festivals and assessments. Her choirs have performed in Carnegie Hall, The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the EPCOT Candlelight Processional as an Honor Choir since its inception. Her students perform in the Florida All-State, ACDA (Florida and Southern Division) and All-County Honor Choirs. Her students have also performed at Vanderbilt University, The University of Georgia, The University of South Carolina, The University of Florida, Stetson and The University of Central Florida.

Mrs. Boot is a member of the Florida Vocal Association and was on the board for 5 years as the Music Committee Chair and she is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association where she held the position of Treasurer and Vocal Jazz Repertoire and Standards Chair. Mrs. Boot is in demand as a university supervising teacher and has mentored thirty Choral Music degree seeking interns/student teachers.

Mrs. Boot’s goal as the Choral Director for our new schools will be to provide exceptional music experiences for our students which will help them achieve their educational, professional and personal goals and to enrich the lives of the student body and community through the great art of music.

Mrs. Boot lives in Winter Garden with her husband Ron and their adorable Boxer puppy, Remington.