"For the Love of Music Since 1866"
Angelina attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville under the Honors Quartet Scholarship, Johnetta Haley Scholarship, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award. After earning a bachelor’s degree in music education from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Ms. McLaughlin-Heil instructed a music program in Waukegan, Illinois. Other teaching positions followed at the Ferguson-Florissant school district in Missouri and Edwardsville Illinois high school and several elementary schools. During her tenure at Edwardsville, she received an “Extra Effort” award from the district for her role in their production of Karl Orff’s Carmina Burana. She served as a full scholarship graduate assistant while completing her masters in orchestral conducting from Illinois State University in 2015.
Ms. McLaughlin-Heil also performs in several symphony orchestras in the St.Louis area and is the founding director of the Highland Music School in Highland, Illinois. Ms. McLaughlin-Heil was head cello teacher and assistant conductor at the PIYO Music Festival in Guangzhou, China in the summer of 2017.She is the founding director of the Belleville Philharmonic’s Beginning Strings program, frequently performs for weddings and events with the Landolfi String Quartet, and is the founding director of the non-profit Edwardsville Community Symphony, which is a full symphony orchestra that performs summer concerts in the park for the Edwardsville, Illinois community. Angelina is very happy to be the new assistant director of music for Lindenwood Belleville University.