School of Music

Linda Andrews
Linda Andrews

Office Location: 226 Browne Hall
Office Phone: 309.298.1544
Email: LA Andrews2@wiu.edu
Title: Instructor, Organ

Linda Bliven Andrews received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University where she studied with Dr. Anita Werling, organ, and Roger Collins, horn. She was awarded the Master of Music degree with church music emphasis from Northwestern University where she was a student of the internationally known Bach scholar, Wolfgang Rübsam. Currently, she is the organist for the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb having previously served as organist or director of music for churches in Chicago, Galesburg, and Macomb. While serving as Director of Music and Organist at Central Congregational Church in Galesburg, Andrews implemented a nationally recognized organ recital series and produced a recording of the historically significant 1912 Möller pipe organ.

As an educator, Andrews taught music courses as well as applied lessons in organ and piano for Carl Sandburg College. Additionally, she has taught privately for over 35 years.

An active member of the American Guild of Organists, Andrews has held various offices for both the Galesburg and Western Illinois University chapters, most recently serving as dean of the WIU chapter. In addition, she has presented solo recitals and educational programs for AGO chapters in Illinois. Ms. Andrews has been a featured organ soloist with the McDonough County Choral Society.