Daniel Lin

Assistant Professor of Piano

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Taiwanese-Canadian pianist Daniel Lin currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music, and teaches class piano, piano pedagogy, piano ensemble, and applied piano. He was a visiting faculty member at the University of Evansville prior to his appointment at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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, Dr. Lin 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

With degrees from the University of Toronto, the Cologne Conservatory of Music and Dance, and Indiana University, Dr. Lin 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. His doctoral project was on the piano works of late-Romantic German composer Max Reger.

Dr. Lin lives in Marion with his wife Jessie and two children, Deborah and Josiah.


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