John B. Lindner is an adjunct professor at Westminster Choir College working in the Music Education Department. He is a graduate of Trenton State College where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1974 and his Master of Education Degree in 1978.
For thirty-four years, Mr. Lindner served as the Director of Bands at Northern Burlington County Regional High School in Columbus, N.J. While tenured there he also served as Chairman of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Mr. Lindner directed the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Brass Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Band and the Musical Show Orchestra. In addition he also directed the Marching Band for 28 years, from 1974 through the spring of 2002.
Mr. Lindner’s performing ensembles received many awards and honors over the years. The Marching Band under his direction placed first three times at the USSBA Marching Band finals, with the group placing first in all seven of their competitions in the fall of 2001. The Jazz Ensemble in 2007 placed First in the NJ-IAJE State Jazz Band Division Three Finals and the Wind Ensemble was selected seven times to perform at the NBA/NJMEA New Jersey State Gala Band Concert.
Mr. Lindner enjoys playing bass and trumpet in local and regional show orchestras as well as teaching students privately.
Mr. Lindner is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, The National Band Association, the New Jersey Association for Jazz Education and the International Trumpet Guild. He is currently the NJ-AJE President-Elect and was selected by the New Jersey Chapter of the International Association for Jazz Education as the New Jersey Jazz Educator of the year for 2002-2003. Most recently, Mr. Lindner was honored as the 2007 New Jersey Master Music Educator of the year by the New Jersey Music Educators Association and also received the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education.