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My new chamber project , "Cross The Line of Death," is programed by the Hear Now Music Festival 2023.

My “Autumn Shadow” is awarded as Honorable Mention by the Inaugural Golden Bells International Composition Contest of 2022.

February 25, 2023


Out of over 150 submissions, my “String Quartet No. 4” is selected as top 16 finalists by Golden Hornet’s String Quartet Smackdown VIII!  My quartet will face off against 15 other finalists in our live bracketed competition hosted by the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, TX.  The concert date is on February 25th at 7 PM.   (I go by my Chinese name, Pin Hsin Lin)

February 25, 2023

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My essay, "Gustav Mahler's Melding of Eastern and Western Elements in Das Lied Von Der Erde," was published by California Music Teacher, Volume 45 / Number 1 / Spring 2021

My orchestral work, For The Chinese New Year, is awarded as the winner of the 2021 Composers Today State Contest of California.

April 5, 2021


My essay, "How To Generate Students' Enthusiasm For Learning Music Online," was published by California Music Teacher, Volume 44 / November 2 / Fall 2020

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Certificate of Merit Evaluator, Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)

Beginning March 1, 2020 to present

Provides professional evaluation to students in the annual state exam

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Guest lecturer at California State University Northridge

May 6, 2019

World premiere of "For The Chinese New Year" led by Professor John Roscigno, Director of Orchestral Studies – California State University Northridge, Soraya Center

February 20, 2019

Guest lecturer at Aspen Composers' Conference, Colorado.

August 6, 2018

Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde"


Composers Direct! of Junior Chamber Music (JCM)

Premiere of String Quartet No. 2 (2016) by Junior Chamber Music, UCLA and Temple City High School (CA), March 12, May 9, and May 23, 2017.

Premiere of Arising (2014) by Junior Chamber Music, UCLA and Conejo Valley Branch (CA), on February 28 and March 19, 2016.


Bridges East and West Music Festival, Schoenberg Hall, University of California Los Angeles, May 8, 2015.

Performance of Rainbow Bridge Variations (2013) for piano solo

The composer premiered her composition, "Rainbow Bridge Variations (2013)," in the 21st Music of Taiwan, Los Angeles Cultural Center, May 18, 2013.


Premiere of "Third Symphony" conducted by American Composers Orchestra Music Director George Manahan in the 21st Annual Underwood New Music Readings, Dimenna Center for Classical Music, New York, June 1-3, 2012.

Release by New York Times 

Crab Nebula

Premiere of "Meteoric Shower" (2011), for marimba solo, by Dr. Joshua Haggerty, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Interview by Centrum's Magazine for the Creative Life, Experience, in Spring 2007.

Two of my compositions, "Our Chance Meeting" and "Enchanting Shadow" were viewed by Cheryl Lyman-Jones.

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