Mei-Fang Lin received her Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Berkeley where she studied with Edmund Campion and Edwin Dugger. With the support of a Frank Huntington Beebe Fund from Boston and a George Ladd Paris Prize from UC Berkeley, Lin lived in France from 2002-2005, where she studied composition with Philippe Leroux, orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie, and was selected by the IRCAM reading panel to participate in the one-year intensive computer music course “Cursus de Composition” at IRCAM in Paris. Lin got her master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she also taught as Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition from 2007-2009. Lin was appointed Assistant Professor of Composition at the Texas Tech University in 2009, and has become an Associate Professor of Composition there in 2015.
Lin has received awards for her music from the Musica Domani International Competition, American Composers Forum/LA Annual Composer’s Competition, Fifth House Ensemble Competition, Seoul International Competition for Composers in Korea, Bourges Competition in France, Look & Listen Festival Prize, Pierre Schaeffer Competition in Italy, SCI/ASCAP Student Commission Competition, Luigi Russolo Competition in Italy, Prix SCRIME in France, National Association of Composers, USA Competition, 21st Century Piano Commission Competition, Music Taipei Composition Competition in Taiwan. Her music has received performances and broadcasts internationally in over 30 countries in the world. Lin is also active as a conductor and pianist, focusing mainly on contemporary repertoires.