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Kai Lin currently is an adjunct professor and a piano accompanist for Department of Music at Elizabeth City State University, NC, an adjunct teacher at Norfolk Academy, the Director of Music at the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Norfolk, VA, a piano teacher at St. Patrick Catholic School, piano accompanist and organist for Bellissima! A Women Choral in Tidewater area, Virginia. Mr. Lin is a former lecturer in the Composition and Conducting Department and a piano accompanist in the Vocal Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music after he graduated from that conservatory. He received the Graduate Scholarship and Graduate Assistantships Awards from both Ohio University School of Music and College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, and completed graduate degree studies in master and doctoral programs with national honors. He also is a member of the ASCAP (American Society of Composer, Authors, and Publishers), AGO (American Guild of Organists) with a professional certificate of CAGO, and MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Kai Lin won the Excellent Education Prize for teaching in Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and the Excellent Composition Award with his male vocal quartet in the National Arts Competition. His compositions have been published, and concert performances have been released from DVDs and CDs.

Kai teaches preschool through advanced students, as well as adult students in his private studio in Virginia Beach, VA for piano performance and improvisation; electronic keyboard; music theory, composition and conducting. He also works as a judge for Tidewater Music Teacher Forum, Honor Recital Audition for Piano, Levels of Progress, Virginia Beach Federation of Music Club, Junior Festival for Piano Solo and Duet, Music Theory Tests at Dominion University, Ohio Federation of Music Club, for Junior Music Festival, District III-E, Piano Solo at University of Dayton. After studying with Kai Lin, his students were accepted by the high level university institutions such as Princeton University, Yale University, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of California in Berkley, University of Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Kai Lin's Composition Concert presented successfully in 2010 at Old Dominion University Recital Hall, Norfolk, Virginia. The program includes his piano solo, soprano solo, electronic music, Sonata for Horn and Piano, Opus. 55, Scherzo for Violin Solo and Piano, Opus 54, performed by Kai Lin, piano soloist; Yun Zhang, Associate Concertmaster of Virginia Symphony Orchestra; David Wick, Principle Horn of VSO; and Amy Rakowczyk, soprano of Hawaii Opera Theatre. Mr. Lin's piano compositions have been very warmly received at several piano recitals. Piano solo pieces Toccata and Invention in C and Harmonic Dance were performed successfully by his students at MTNA, Students Honor Recital, Old Dominion University Recital Hall, in 2008. His Fugue For My Students, for Eight Hands on Two Pianos was performed by his students in Student Recital in 2004. His music compositions and recordings are published in USA and China. His Trio, No. 1 for flute, horn and cello was performed successfully in Music Ninety Six Festival and New Music at CCM in 1996 at the College-Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati. Arches, Op.4 for Orchestra was performed by the Ohio University Symphony Orchestra in 1993, and String Quartet, No.1 was performed at the Ohio University School of Music, 1992. Mr. Lin's symphonic poem Capriccio of the Yi Li Prairie (1989) by Shanghai Film Symphony Orchestra was broadcast nationally and warmly received by both audience and critics. Light Boat on the West Lake for String quartet (1980) and Electronic Music: Landscape of Lee River (1994) were showcased on recorded compact disc. His choral music Mass of Peace was performed at Corpus Christi Church, Dayton, OH and recorded in compact disc format in 2001.

Kai Lin also made his organ and piano début in Cincinnati, OH, 1996. The program includes J.S. Bach's Fugue in G Minor; L.V. Beethoven's Piano Sonata, Op. 31, No. 1; F. Chopin's Etude No. 12 “Revolutionary”; F. Liszt's Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat Major; C. Franck's Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18; L. Vierne's Carillon de Westminster; C. M. Widor's Organ Symphony No. 5, Op. 42.

 
Studio Location
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
 
Phone
(757) 456-0325
 
 
Website
www.studiokai.com