The Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus program provides learning and performing experiences in classic repertoire, and encourages healthy vocal technique for children through membership in a vocal ensemble. Musical education objectives are accomplished through weekly rehearsal sessions and performances through the year. Performances range from choral concerts to appearing in Opera Idaho and Ballet Idaho productions and other venues throughout the Treasure Valley. The program includes two vocal groups: The Opera Idaho Children’s Chorus ages 5th-10th grade, and Opera Idaho Angelus Chorus ages 2nd-4th grade. Linda Berg is the director of both choruses. The program is tuition-based; scholarships are available in limited number for those showing financial need.
Linda Eustice Berg is founding director of Opera Idaho’s Children’s Choruses and directed the group from 1993 to 2004. From 2004 to 2009 she directed the Capital City Children’s Chorus program, which merged with the Opera Idaho program in August 2009.
Linda is a music educator specializing in working with children’s voices. Holding a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, she is a respected clinician and adjudicator, traveling frequently to adjudicate festivals and competitions and to present children’s chorus clinics. After 20 years of teaching in the Meridian School District, Linda taught elementary music in the Boise school district at Whittier and Owyhee Harbor Elementary Schools. She retired in 2012 after over 30 years of teaching elementary music.
She has served as Music Director for various Boise Music Week productions, and is an active member of ACDA (The American Choral Director’s Association) and IMEA (Idaho Music Education Association). Linda is the wife of Dr. Lynn Berg, professor of music of music at Boise State University and the mother of two grown children, Lynn Robert Berg, who with his wife Laura, are actors living and working in Chicago and Laura Feo Fernandez, who with her husband Alexis, their handsome 5 year old son Javier, and are expecting a new baby in April. They currently live in Memphis, Tennessee. She is a violist and he is a pianist.