386. Sheng-Hsin Lin林聖馨, Clarinet / 2017/02

Sheng-Hsin Lin林聖馨, Clarinet

Dr. Lin earned her Doctor of Musical Arts in Clarinet Performance from the University of North Texas (UNT) under the tutelage of Professor John Scott and held a Teaching Fellow position from 2010 to 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU) in Taiwan and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Indiana University at Bloomington, where she studied with James Campbell.

She was awarded first place at the Taiwan Arts Cup Competition, a winner of the Concerto Competition at the NKNU Music Department for her performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, and the Tainan Young Musician Competition. Other accolades include, the Music Merit Award, the Earl O. Bates Scholarship, and the Dean’s Scholarship from Indiana University at Bloomington. She also won the George and Sandy Papich Chamber Music Scholarship, the Marceau C. Myers Memorial Scholarship, along with Woodwind/Percussion Scholarships. She is also the semi-finalist of Sherman/Barsenti Inspiration Award and the winner of Toulouse Graduate School Travel Grant from UNT in 2015.


Dr. Lin is an active performer in varies musical genres and styles. She has performed in numerous venues locally and internationally.

Born in Tainan, Taiwan, Dr. Lin seeks to use her clarinet as a method to build friendships among people from different cultures and origins. She has performed in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Mexico, and the US. She has served as the assistant principal clarinet of both the Tainan and Chi-Mei Symphony Orchestras in Taiwan. As a passionate musician, Dr. Lin participates in various ensembles and performances. Some of her important appearances include clarinet and guitar duo recitals with Mexican guitarist Eduardo Mendoza-Santiago at La Casa de la Cultura Azcapotzalco and Hospital General de Zona, la Razael Auditorio; a lecture recital presenting Taiwanese folk music at El Colegio Azcapotzalco in Mexico City, and Trio Indiana Concert (IU Faculty Chamber Concert/Bernard Portnoy Memorial Concert).

In addition to her traditional clarinet repertoire, Dr. Lin enjoys contemporary works and has premiered many Taiwanese compositions. Noteworthy performances include Dr. Sansan Chien’s Dolly’s Family for solo clarinet at the International Conference on Musical Arts and Pedagogy in National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan, Dr. Chien’s Overture to Medusa as the clarinet soloist with the NKNU Music Department Orchestra, and Tsen-Ling Lin’s The Memory of Clarinet, Interactive Music for Clarinet and Computer. While at UNT, she performed with the Center for Chamber Music’s Graduate Woodwind Quintet, the Symphony Orchestra, North Texas Wind Symphony, NOVA (New Music Ensemble), and has participated in Center for Experimental Music & Intermedia (CEMI) Concerts. Besides her love for the clarinet, Dr. Lin enjoys playing the piano and choral singing. She was the student director of Music Department Choir in National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan. She has also participated in the opening concert with Asia Pacific Youth Choir in American Choral Directors Association Conference in AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, Texas (USA) in 2013.

​Dr. Lin participated in a series of recording projects and has performed at the national conferences of symphonic bands and ensembles such as World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) and College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) under the direction of Eugene Corporon with the North Texas Wind Symphony. She was also the principal clarinetist in UNT Symphony Orchestra in 2010-2011 conducted by David Itkin.

She is also the clarinetist in Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble. In 2016, she was invited by the Hong Kong Government as a guest soloist and she performed the Scott McAllister’s Freebirds at Hong Kong City Hall. Her recent projects include a concert tour with Take Five, Crossover-Jazz Quintet in Tainan and Taipei (Taiwan) in July 2014, and performances with Menagerie Multicultural Ensemble, which was founded and managed by Dr. Lin in Denton, Texas (USA) since March 2014.

Educator and Clinician

​Dr. Lin is also an educator and active clinician in DFW metropolitan area. She has been awarded the position of Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. As a Teaching Fellow, she taught private clarinet lessons and chamber music to undergraduate jazz studies, performance, and education majors. Dr. Lin maintains a large private studio of middle and high school clarinetists who reside within the DFW area. She provides private clarinet instruction at Dallas ISD, HEB ISD, Celina ISD and Irving ISD.

Published Recordings

Strange Monsters (2016, Peter Brewer Studio/KichStarter Project)  

Reconstructions (2013)Conclave (2013),  Audibles (2013), Voicings (2013), Encryptions (2011), Genesis(2011), Revelations (2011), Ciphers (2011), Karel Husa (2011), Archetypes (2011), Musings (2009), GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Volume 7&8 (2011 & 2009, GIA Publications), Eugene Corporon, conductor, with North Texas Wind Symphony.

“Eugene Rousseau with the UNT Symphony Orchestra: Saxophone Concertos by Larsen, Baker, Tomasi” (2011, Jeanne, Inc) with saxophone legend Eugene Rousseau and the UNT Symphony

旅美單簧管演奏者林聖馨,美國北德州大學 (University of North Texas) 單簧管演奏博士 (Doctor of Musical Arts) ,2010-2013為該校單簧管系Teaching Fellow 以及室內樂指導;現任美國Dallas ISD, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD, Celina ISD以及Irving ISD的單簧管指導教師以及Dallas Civic Wind Ensemble的單簧管手;2015年四月獲選為Sherman/Barsanti Inspiration Award (Sherman/Barsanti 啟發獎) semi-finalist。 為活躍的單簧管表演者,曾與國內外不同類型以及文化背景的音樂家及團體共同演出,部分重要的演出包括: 與墨西哥吉他演奏家Eduardo Mendoza Santiago於墨西哥市著名古建築La Casa de la Cultura Azcapotzalco以及Hospital General de Zona, la Razael Auditorio演出兩場單簧管/吉他二重奏獨奏會,並獲邀於El Colegio Azcapotzalco舉辦解說音樂會。2010-2012年連續兩年獲選為北德大室內樂中心之「年輕音樂家」,參與該中心之木管五重奏定期於校內及校外演出多場音樂會。2014年初與來自美國、巴西、哥倫比亞、泰國、中國的爵士樂手、世界音樂樂手組成Menagerie Multicultural Ensemble,三月底於北德大Voertman Concert Hall首演,今年獲國際音樂組織Mu Phi Epsilon邀請,十月初於達拉斯圖書館演藝廳(J. Erik Jonsson Central Library)演出。 大型樂團方面,在台灣就讀高師大期間,曾任台南市交響樂團與奇美管弦樂團團員。於北德大就讀期間,曾經擔任UNT Symphony Orchestra單簧管首席,並與世界知名的薩克斯風演奏家Eugene Rousseau錄製 “Eugene Rousseau with the UNT Symphony Orchestra: Saxophone Concertos by Larsen, Baker, Tomasi” (2010年由Jeanné Inc.出版) 。在校期間並年年獲選為著名之North Texas Wind Symphony團員,在管樂指揮大師Eugene Corporon帶領之下隨團參加世界管樂年會(World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles-WASBE)以及美國大學管樂指揮年會College Band Directors National Association-CBDNA)演出,並參與GIA Publication錄製一系列CD。出版錄音如下: Reconstructions, Audibles, Voicings, Encryptions, Genesis, Revelations , Ciphers, Karel Husa, Archetypes, Musings, GIA Teaching Music Through Performance in Band Volume 7&8。

除了傳統單簧管曲目,林聖馨熱愛與當代作曲家合作並參與現代曲目的發表。曾為國內外多位作曲家於德州及台灣首演新作品,部分演出包含 : 簡郁珊教授之<瑪妒莎序曲>單簧管獨奏(Overture to Medusa,與高師大交響樂團於國家音樂廳演出),林岑陵教授之The Memory of Clarinet, Interactive Music for Clarinet and Computer (北德州大學多媒體音樂中心系列音樂會)以及參與北德大NOVA Ensemble (新音樂樂團) 音樂會演出。 出生於台灣台南,現在於北德大跟隨指導教授Prof. John Scott學習,同時副修管樂指揮師事Prof. Eugene Corporon。畢業於國立高雄師範大學(師事楊惠祺教授)以及美國印第安納大學音樂碩士班 (Indiana University-Bloomington,單簧管師事Prof. James Campbell)。旅美期間曾獲Music Merit Award, the Earl O. Bates Scholarship, the Dean’s Scholarship (Indiana University- Bloomington) ;George and Sandy Papich Chamber Scholarship, Marceau C. Myers Memorial Scholarship, 以及Wind/Percussion Scholarships (University of North Texas)。

Source from 228 70th Memorial Concert by DFW/TX area, 02/2017

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