Daniel Lin

Associate Professor

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 PPAC 122




Music Composition




            Taiwanese-Canadian pianist Daniel Lin currently serves as Associate Professor of Music, and teaches class piano, piano pedagogy, piano ensemble, and applied piano at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.  Previously, he was a visiting faculty member at the University of Evansville. 

            Dr. Lin’s performances have been featured in a variety of venues in Canada, USA, Holland, Italy, Spain, and Germany.  He was a finalist in several international competitions, including the 2006 Pacific International Competition, as well as the 2008 Chinese International Piano Competition.  Additional competition highlights include the Bosendorfer Concerto Competition and the Canadian Music Competition, both in 2007, where he won third and first prizes, respectively.  He has also collaborated with members of the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.  In 2015, he was a guest soloist in the Max Reger Festival hosted jointly by the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and the Max Reger Foundation of the Americas.  His performance of the Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach, Op. 81 was favorably received in a recent issue of the American Guild of Organists.  He had also appeared as a soloist with the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra.  Dr. Lin has served as an adjudicator in many festivals in the Midwest, and his students are frequent recipients of scholarships and awards in local and national competitions.  He is a member of the Indiana Music Teachers Association, and serves on the Board of Directors as the coordinator of Hoosier Auditions.    

            Dr. Lin holds a doctorate degree in Piano Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.  He has worked with world-renowned pedagogues and pianists including David Louie, Leslie Kinton, Marietta Orlov, Nina Tichman, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and most recently, Arnaldo Cohen. 



  • DMA - Piano Performance
    2015, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
  • MM - Piano Solo
    Cologne University of Music, Germany
  • MM - Piano Performance
    2009, University of Toronto
  • BM - Piano Performance
    2007, University of Toronto
Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953