Linda Owen, violinist, has been a member of Pacific Symphony since its first season in 1978. She was raised in Los Angeles, and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Whittier College. Her teachers have included Donald Gelman, Ruth Haroldson, Mehli Mehta, and David Margetts. She recently retired from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District after 37 years, first as an instrumental music teacher and then as the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for her last 17 years. Owen is the first violinist of the Santiago String Quartet.