Department of Music

Xiaosha Lin

Photo of Xiaosha Lin visitng assistant professor of voice and director of choral music at The University of ToledoVisiting Assistant Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Music

Xiaosha Lin is a visiting instructor at the University of Toledo, where she directs the Chamber Singers and the Rocket Choristers, and teaches classes in the areas of conducting and choral pedagogy. Prior to her transition to the U.S, Lin served as assistant conductor at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), where she worked with the University Choir and Women’s Chorus and coordinated choral activities.  She simultaneously held a conducting position with Hong Kong Yip’s Children’s Choir, specializing with adolescent voices. During her time at HKBU, she assisted in Dr. John Winzenburg’s Half Moon Rising, an Asian choral music collection published by Edition Peters in 2015. 

In recent years, Lin had been invited as a conducting fellow to masterclasses where she worked with Simon Carrington, Nigel Short, David Hayes, John Alexander, Lucinda Carver, Edie Copley, Bruce Chamberlain, and Robert Istad.  She was one of the semifinalists of the National ACDA Conducting Competition 2019. 

Lin has appeared as a guest conductor, adjudicator, and choral clinician in both the U.S and China. She has been invited to workshops and clinics for all levels of choirs. She currently served as an adjudicator and clinician at Michigan School Vocal Music Association (MSVMA), where she adjudicates middle school and high school choral festivals.  

Lin’s international background makes her an open-minded, sensitive, and well-rounded educator. She is committed to motivate students to achieve the highest standard and best versions of themselves while providing an open and encouraging learning environment. On top of that, Lin values collaborations with various ensembles, art forms, and emerging composers to enrich the learning experience and nourish inspirations for students on a pedagogical purpose. Her recent commissioned pieces include “Endless Song” by Connor Koppin, and “To Seek a Newer World” by Caeleb Tee. 

Lin is currently a doctorate candidate at Michigan State University (MI, USA). She earned her M.M. at Westminster Choir College (NJ, USA), M.A. in Music at Hong Kong Baptist University (HK), and B.A. in Music Education at Xinghai Conservatory of Music (China). 

Last Updated: 8/17/20