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The Gaubatz Bump!


No Bigfoot*, but there HAS been
a LYNN GAUBATZ sighting!


FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – Lynn Gaubatz, international soloist and founder of AdoptALibrary.org, will appear in the September issue of Glamour magazine - just 20 short years after they named her One of America’s Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women in 1988.

Lynn laughs, “Yes, every 20 years Glamour puts my picture in their magazine. I’m guessing it’s for the periodic circulation bump, and I’m happy to help them out. Apparently every couple of decades like clockwork Glamour will run something about me. I’m looking forward to 2028!”

Lynn will be featured as winner of this year’s Glamour/Sally Hansen “Best of You” Contest, which honors four women chosen for their inspirational qualities and the scope and quality of their accomplishments.

“The best part? The $1,000 donation to my chosen charity: the friars of the Discalced Carmelites of Austria, a wonderful group who help people around the world.”

Lynn has performed several concerts at the Carmelite monastery in Linz, Austria, with the proceeds benefiting families in India. These performances have included the world premières of two works composed for her by Fritz Berens, a Viennese composer who fled the Nazis in 1939, and in 2004 a solo work by Danish composer Ivar Danielsen.

Her 2004 “Concert for India” in Austria was just weeks before the Asian tsunami, so the monastery which hosted the concert committed to rebuilding four tsunami-ravaged villages. With the concert money and donations from generous Austrians, within months ALL FOUR VILLAGES WERE COMPLETELY REBUILT.

Lynn is currently working with the Carmelite friars to raise funds for the renovation of their historic Baroque church (consecrated in 1726) in time for the celebration of Linz, Austria as the “2009 Cultural Capital City of the European Union.”

Earlier this year Lynn’s work for libraries was recognized by the U.S. Senate and by proclamation of the governors of Virginia, Nebraska, and North Dakota and the South Dakota state legislature on April 23rd, 2008 when it was officially designated “Adopt A Library Day”.

The governors of Nebraska and North Dakota and the South Dakota state legislature honored Lynn, a Virginian, because of the thousands of books libraries on reservations and tribal colleges have received through her work on AdoptALibrary.org.

AdoptALibrary.org, created by Lynn in 2002, is an Internet clearinghouse that facilitates and encourages the donations of books and materials to libraries, prisons, Native American reservations, and schools around the world.

Says Lynn, “Last week I got an email from the tribal library in Fort Totten, North Dakota, which serves the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation. Antoinette Halsey, the librarian, said that through AdoptALibrary.org they’ve received many private book donations, and that day were notified that the library has been included in the will of a donor and will receive her entire book collection! I’m really happy that AdoptALibrary.org is helping so many tribal colleges.”

The Valerie Merrick Memorial Library at Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, North Dakota, is the only public, tribal library in the area, and therefore serves the entire community, including the 6,000 enrolled tribal members of the Spirit Lake Dakota Nation.

AdoptALibrary.org is a smash hit - 300,000+ visitors! and is so popular it was “Website of the Week” in Woman's World and Good Housekeeping’s Quick & Simple magazines. Hundreds of newspapers across the US, from an editorial in Bigfork, Montana to “Hints from Heloise”, have praised AdoptALibrary.org and it’s listed on websites and newsletters about recycling and ecology worldwide because of all the books it keeps out of landfills.

AdoptALibrary.org does not ask for or accept donations – all donations offered go directly to libraries and schools, or organizations which aid them.

Besides Lynn’s two August 2007 appearances on Oprah & Friends! Radio, AdoptALibrary.org was featured in the April 2007 "Special Green Issue" of Town & Country in a special section called "Going, going, GREEN." In November 2007 Woman’s Day magazine declared her one of four winners of their “7th Annual Woman’s Day Awards: Women Who Inspire Us.”

AdoptALibrary.org founder Lynn Gaubatz, considered to be one of classical music's most brilliant soloists, uses her time and travels to advocate for causes close to her heart - literacy, ecology, and human rights. Named "One of America's Ten Most Outstanding Young Working Women" by GLAMOUR Magazine, Lynn has wowed audiences on four continents - North and South America, Europe and Africa - including virtuoso solo performances in Vienna, Salzburg, New York, Boston, Chicago, Seville, Málaga, Caracas, Trondheim, and Washington.

Lynn's performances have been broadcast worldwide on radio and TV by The Voice of America, CBS, PBS, Radio Nacional de España, and Radio Nacional de Venezuela, and several of her solo recitals from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC have been broadcast worldwide via the Internet.

Lynn was the Bassoon Professor at the world-renowned Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, Austria and has performed at festivals around the world including Tanglewood, Aspen, and Wolf Trap, where she played the bassoon on stage in costume in Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni. She's the only bassoonist ever featured by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC on their lectures Art of the Virtuoso and The Concert Experience. She was chosen by America Online's StarFinder to be the only bassoonist ever interviewed as an up-and-coming soloist, and was profiled in Current Biography.

She also researches, performs, and lectures on music banned and destroyed during the Nazi regime to bring to light the forgotten music, and credits libraries with preserving much of the music and literature that would otherwise be lost.

Lynn taught at the world-renowned Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria for several years, and at conservatories on three continents in Austria, Venezuela and the US in German, Spanish and English to students from Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, England, Germany, India, Japan, Nepal, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, Venezuela and the US.

For more information on AdoptALibrary.org, please go to: AdoptALibrary.org

For more information on Lynn Gaubatz, please go to LynnGaubatz.com.

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