Jane Linde Capistran
Assistant Professor, Viola, Violin, String Methods
JANE LINDE CAPISTRAN, conductor and violinist, is assistant professor of music at Concordia College. In addition to conducting the Concordia College Symphonia, teaches string pedagogy and studio violin lessons.
A native of Moorhead, Capistran studied violin at Concordia College with Isabelle Thompson and Robert Strava while in high school. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Bemidji State University and her Master of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Capistran’s public string teaching includes seven years with elementary orchestras in the Iowa City Community School District. She was also Director of Orchestras at Fargo (ND) South High School for six years. Capistran conducts the Fargo-Moorhead Area High School Youth Symphony, and serves as a guest conductor and clinician for string festivals and workshops in the upper Midwest. She is Principal Second Violin and Associate Conductor of the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony. The North Dakota String Teachers Association awarded Capistran the 2007 String Teacher of the Year and 2009 Distinguished Service Award. In 2008 she received the Master Studio Teacher Award from the Minnesota String Teacher Association. She also performs with the 8th Street String Quartet, the Dakota Rose String Quartet and is the concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Orchestra.
Capistran lives in Fargo, N.D. with her husband Rod, a mathematics teacher at Fargo North High. Her daughter Madeline, violinist, and son Stuart, percussionist, are freelance musicians in Chicago and St. Paul respectively.