Linnie Hostetler was born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. She began her music study at an early age, starting with piano lessons. Later, she began taking horn lessons, which inspired her to continue studying music in higher education. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in music education with a K-12 certification at Messiah College in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Then she moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to pursue a Master’s Degree in Horn Performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She freelanced in Las Vegas in shows like Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers and played in the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Currently, she is the principal horn of the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra, where she has been playing for three years.