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Mei-Fang Lin

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Mei-Fang Lin was born in Taiwan. After receiving her B.A. in Music Composition and Theory from the National Taiwan Normal University, she left for the United States to pursue her graduate studies in composition. She received her master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. With the support of a Frank Huntington Beebe Fund for Musicians and a George Ladd Paris Prize, Lin lived and studied in France from 2002-2005. She studied composition with Philippe Leroux and participated in the “Cursus de Composition” at IRCAM in Paris. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Lin taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Illinois from 2007-2009. She was appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the Texas Tech University in 2009.

Awards for her music include those from the Prix SCRIME 2000 in France, Bourges Competition in France, Luigi Russolo Competition in Italy, Pierre Schaeffer Competition in Italy, Seoul International Competition for Composers in Korea, Music Taipei Composition Competition in Taiwan, Musica Domani International Competition in US, Look & Listen Festival Prize in US, National Association of Composers, USA Competition…etc. Her music has received concert performances and broadcasts in over 30 countries in the world, performed by ensembles such as the Nieuw Ensemble (Amsterdam), Kammerensemble Neue Musik (Berlin), Ensemble Surplus (Freiburg), Ensemble Cairn (Paris), Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (Lyon), Armonia Opus Trio (Buenos Aires), Melos-Etos (Bratislava), Ensemble Concorde (Dublin), Taipei National Symphony Orchestra (Taipei), Minnesota Orchestra (Minneapolis), Washington Square New Music Ensemble (New York), Parnassus Ensemble (New York), Alea III (Boston), Chicago Ensemble (Chicago), San Francisco Contemporary Music Players (San Francisco), The California E.A.R. Unit (Los Angeles)…etc. Her music has also been programmed in festivals such as the ISCM World Music Days (Hong Kong, Slovenia), Asian Composers League Festival (Israel, Singapore), Festival Résonances (France), International Review of Composers (Serbia), Asian Pacific Festival (New Zealand), Ostrava Music Days (Czech Republic), Festival Synthèse (France), Vancouver Pro Musica Festival (Canada), Maxis Festival (UK), ppIANISSIMO (Bulgaria), En Red O Festival (Spain)…etc.