Linda Veleckis Nussbaum


Violinist,violist, conductor and teacher Linda Veleckis Nussbaum has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and Europe.

In recent recitals, she has performed the complete sonatas of Beethoven and Brahms, composers of the Baltic diaspora and several programs commemorating composers lost in the Holocaust.

A dedicated teacher, Linda Veleckis serves as Director of Orchestras at Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park, Illinois, where she conducts three orchestras serving nearly 200 young musicians. Her private studio in Chicago focuses on developing strong technical foundation and preparing students for competitions and auditions.

Her dedication to the musical life extends beyond the concert stage and teaching studio: Linda has served as Executive Director of several orchestras and is in demand as a consultant for symphonic organizations.  Her doctoral dissertation, “Beyond the Podium: the Leadership Traits of Symphony Orchestra Conductors” is often cited as the first study of conductor viewed through the lens of organizational behavior. She has presented papers at the national conferences of the Organization Development Institute and the American String Teachers Association (ASTA).

When not making, teaching  or thinking about music, Linda enjoys travel, yoga and historical research.