Larry Linkin

Larry Linkin is an accomplished clarinetist and has performed as a soloist in major concert halls throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall. He possesses an uncanny knack for thrilling audiences by mixing an incredibly mellow clarinet with an exciting stage presence.

A native of Burlington, Iowa, he received his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. In recognition of his many contributions to promoting music, music making and music education, Duquesne University in Pittsburg in 1999, conferred upon him the Honorary Doctor of Music Education degree. In 2001, he received an Honorary Doctor of Music degree from the world-famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. Linkin was the commencement address speaker for both of these graduation ceremonies.

"Link" is the President Emeritus of NAMM: International Music Products Association. NAMM is the world trade association that represents the business interests of music products retailers, manufacturers, publishers, wholesalers and distributors. He is frequently featured as a guest speaker at national and international business conferences and is regarded as one of America's foremost advocates for music education and the other arts. NAMM has gained international recognition as a result of Link's leadership and uninhibited passion for delivering the message that "music does make the difference."

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