Linda Johnston is the administrative director for Music, where she has served for more than 30 years. She is actively involved in the community and serves as music director and organist for Pine Street Baptist Church. She is the 2007 recipient of the VCU Dorris Douglas Budd Award for exemplary performance by a staff member and received the Dean’s Service Excellence Award for VCUarts for the 2017–18 academic year. She is an avid photographer and traveler which includes her time as a tour director for group tours. She especially enjoys spending time with her two sons and two grandsons. Johnston earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from VCUarts.