Lynne Gackle currently is Professor of Ensembles and Associate Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University (Waco, TX) where she conducts the Baylor Bella Voce and the Baylor Concert Choir. Dr. Gackle is an active clinician, conductor and adjudicator for choral clinics, honor choirs, workshops and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Gackle has conducted All-State choirs in 28 states, several divisional ACDA honor choirs and two ACDA national honor choirs. She has served as president of ACDA-Florida and the ACDA's Southern Division. She is the author of Finding Ophelia's Voice, Opening Ophelia's Heart: Nurturing the Adolescent Female Voice, published by Heritage Music Press and was a contributing author to the GIA publication, Conducting Women's Choirs: Strategies for Success. Dr. Gackle received her BME from Louisiana State University and her MM and Ph.D. from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida.