Pin Hsin Lin


Lyrical composer Pin Hsin Lin (林品妡) tells stories through her music. To establish a beautiful soundscape, she likes to combine both Eastern and Western musical cultures into her music.

Her music has been performed by the American Composers Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Bridges East and West Music Festival of University at California Los Angeles, “Music Of Taiwan 2013” of the Taiwanese American Sinfonia Organization, SUONO MOBILE USA, University of Illinois Percussion Ensemble, Turks Head Knot (featuring horn soloist Adam Unsworth), VEM Quartet, Sound Exchange Musical Festival at National Taiwan Normal University, and Indiana State University. Her music has been performed at the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the St. Magnus Festival, the Bard Festival, the Centrum Chamber Music Festival, and at Roosevelt University. She has also given lectures regarding composition analysis at the Aspen Composers’ Conference, Murray State University’s Athena Festival, University of Central Missouri’s New Music Festival. She is also the recipient of two Peabody Career Development Grants, two New Music USA Composer Assistance Grants, as well as scholarships from the Centrum, Bard, Bowdoin and St. Magnus festivals. She has also received the Henry Mancini Fellowship, the Powell Bucknell Scholarship, the Herbet H. Wise Scholarship, and Honorable Mentions by the Minnesota Orchestra and Thomas Lee Composition Competition of UCLA Wind Ensemble.

Before joining UCLA, she received her MM in Composition at The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University and her BM in Composition at Roosevelt University. Her composition teachers include Ian Krouse, David Lefkowitz, and Richard Danielpour, Nicholas Maw, Samuel Adler, and Claude Baker.

Lin grew up in Kaohsiung and Taipei, Taiwan. She is member of BMI and MTAC. Currently, she is Teaching Fellow of music theory and appreciation courses at UCLA. She also teaches at the Lee’s Music Conservatory in Arcadia. Her formal teaching position was at the OrchePia School of Music in Orange County, CA.

Pin Hsin Lin