Bryan Lin is a Taiwanese-American conductor, composer, instrumentalist, vocalist, and arts administrator.
As a conductor, he is known for his versatility across genres and finds himself equally at home with choral and instrumental music while being a champion for new works. He is on faculty at Mannes Prep at The New School where he directs the Senior Chorus, and was Assistant Conductor for the Dessoff Choirs from 2021-2023. For the 2023-2024 season, he joins C4: The Choral Composer-Conductor Collective in New York City.
Bryan’s compositions use humor and social commentary to smear the boundaries of genres and traditions. Subject matters for past works have ranged from climate change denial to the vanity of self-promotion on social media. His harmonic and rhythmic sensibilities draw from minimalism and postmodern styles, a product of his training as a jazz saxophonist.
Bryan received his M.M. in Composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and holds two degrees from Lehigh University — a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.A. in Music — where he was also music director of the co-ed a cappella group Off The Record. He has studied composition with David Garner, Paul Salerni, Steven Sametz, David Conte, and Bill Warfield. His conducting mentors include Malcolm Merriweather, Mark Shapiro, Vince Peterson, Matthew Oltman, and Steven Sametz.
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