Linda Lee O'Brien-Rothe received her doctoral degree in ethnomusicology from UCLA where she completed her dissertation entitled
"Songs of the Face of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala" (1975). She has been an
Instructor of Music at Colegio Monte Maria in Guatemala and a music researcher in Santiago Atitlan. O'Brien-Rothe has published
several recordings, including Music of Guatemala (1975), Music of Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala (1977), and Songs of the Face
of the Earth: Ancestor Songs of the Tzuthil-Maya Indians of Guatemala (1976).