Dr. Beibei Lin serves on faculty at Valdosta State University as Assistant Professor of Piano and Graduate Coordinator of the Music Department. Dr. Lin debuted as a soloist with the MasterWorks Festival Orchestra at age seventeen, performing under the direction of Miriam Burns. Since then, she has maintained a busy schedule of performances; notable ones include collaborative appearances at the 2016 International Double Reed Society Conference and a solo appearance at the 2017 Women Composers Festival of Hartford. She served as a collaborative pianist at the 2018 and 2019 MasterWorks Festival at Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. She has presented solo and collaborative guest artist recitals at universities throughout the United States including University of Kansas, Wichita State University, University of Central Washington, Oklahoma City University, Texas Christian University, among others.
Widely sought after as an adjudicator, she has judged the Florida Junior and Senior Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Piano Competitions, the Alabama Music Teachers Association (AMTA) Auditions, the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) Auditions, and the Alabama All-State Orchestra Auditions.
As a researcher, Dr. Lin’s work on the pedagogical trends in 21st-Century China was published in the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy Forum. She actively contributes to recent scholarship through performances and presentations at national conferences including The Sport Professionals’ Experience and Research (SPEAR) Conference, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP), the MTNA Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and the MTNA Group Piano/Piano Pedagogy (GP3) Forum. Recent research presentations include those for the Atlanta Music Teachers Association Chapter Meeting, the Georgia Music Teachers Association Conference, Florida State University MTNA Chapter, and the College Music Society Southern Division Conference.
She is currently serving as VP of Membership in the Georgia Music Teachers Association and hosts the Georgia Music Teachers Association Podcast.
Prior to her appointment at Valdosta State University, Dr. Lin taught at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Dr. Lin completed her Doctor of Music in Piano Performance and Master of Music in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from The Florida State University. She completed her Bachelor of Music, Summa Cum Laude, in Piano Performance at Arizona State University. Her piano mentors include Heidi Louise Williams and Walter Cosand.
Beibei Lin lives in Valdosta, GA with her faithful and loving cat, Zhazha. They are both avid gardeners.
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