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Kim Neidlinger

Kim Neidlinger

Adjunct Professor

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

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Office: Coulter 472
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Kim Neidlinger is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She attended junior high and high school in Jonesboro, Georgia and was active in elementary and junior high band (clarinet) and chorus (alto, piano accompanist). After graduating high school, Mrs. Neidlinger attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she earned the B.S. in Music Education (voice, piano) and the M. Mus. in Choral Conducting studying under Don Neuen. Mid career, she attended Georgia Southern University, Statesboro and received the Education Specialist degree in Music Education (ABD). She has taught at all levels - elementary, middle, and high school teaching general music, chorus, beginning guitar, and piano lab in South Carolina and Georgia. She has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus under the direction of Robert Shaw, The Warwick Choral Festival with the London Symphony Festival Orchestra under the direction of Simon Halsey, and as a soloist with the Savannah Symphony Chorus. She has performed on double bass with the Oconee Regional Orchestra, and the Athens Symphony. Mrs. Neidlinger currently resides in Sylva and teaches at Haywood Community College and Western Carolina University as an adjunct instructor. She has performed with the Blue Ridge Orchestra, and currently is a member of the Western Carolina Civic Orchestra and in the acoustic duo Twelfth Fret with her husband Craig Neidlinger. She has received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Carolina Morning News and Savannah News Press in 1999 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who in August 2018.


  • EdS, Georgia Southern Univesity
  • MM, University of Tennessee
  • BS, University of Tennessee

Teaching Interests

Field Supervisor - Music Education USI 130 First Year Experience Class Piano String Methods Music Appreciation Other areas: Intro To Jazz Middle School Methods

Research Interests

Formative Assessment Mindset in music education Teacher Education in music education

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