A lyricist and poet, Linda Marcus has been an educator, writer, and speaker for more than forty-five years. She has taught creative writing, composition, children's literature, adolescent literature, oral communications, and humanities in high schools and universities in the Pittsburgh area.
Her first piece of choral music, "Gifts of Love", was composed by Patricia Prattis Jennings and dedicated to Henry Mancini. It was premiered in December 1981 by the Cleveland Children's Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Robert Page.
Linda is frequently seen as a guest presenter and teacher on topics including lyric writing and choral/musical collaborations with composers. She is presently leading a course series on the lyricists of Tin Pan Alley for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. She is a recipient of the ASCAPLUS Award.