National Consultant and Former Executive Director of American Composers Forum St. Paul, Minnesota - Linda L. Hoeschler consults with not-for-profit organizations on management issues and program design. She was Executive Director of the American Composers Forum, which she led from its position as a regional arts group to become the largest composer service organization in the United States. Hoeschler is an honors graduate of Barnard College, and a Herbert Lehman Fellow at the New School University where she received her M.A. with highest honors. She was awarded the honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, by St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota in May, 2003, and by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul in July, 2003.