Linda Dusman’s compositions and sonic art explore the richness of contemporary life, from the personal to the political. Her work has been awarded by the International Alliance for Women in Music, Meet the Composer, the Swiss Women’s Music Forum, the American Composers Forum, the International Electroacoustic Music Festival of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Ucross Foundation, and the State of Maryland in 2004, 2006, and 2011 (in both the Music: Composition and the Visual Arts: Media categories). In 2009 she was honored as a Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Fellow for a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She was invited to serve as composer in residence at the New England Conservatory’s Summer Institute for Contemporary Piano in 2003. In the fall of 2006 Dr. Dusman was a Visiting Professor at the Conservatorio di Musica “G. Nicolini” in Piacenza, Italy, and while there also lectured at the Conservatorio di Musica “G. Verdi” in Milano.
She received a Maryland Innovation Initiative grant in 2017 for her development of EnCue, a real-time program note system now in use by orchestras around the world. Dr. Dusman became Department Chair of Music at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2000 and has overseen tremendous development and growth in the program in her 12 years of administration since then. She was awarded the Bearman Chair in Entrepreneurship there in 2019.