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Emilie Lin
A magna cum laude and concerto competition winner from Carleton College, Emilie Lin graduated with distinction in psychology and honors in music performance. She devoted most of her time to becoming a cognitive psychologist in academia and a human factors specialist in industry during her postgraduate years. After receiving her master’s and Ph.D. degree in psychology from the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) with a University Fellowship, Emilie went to the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow, but left the position to pursue professional training in music. She received her master’s degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan with full scholarship, and won the concerto competition as a first year master’s student.

Music teachers and professors who have positively shaped Emilie’s musical life in chronological order are: Shu-Wen Huang Tsai (), Jen-Jen Hong ( ), Jin-Ai Hong (), Jin-Lee Lee (), Mrs. Good, Jade Lin (), Anne Mayer, Andrew De Grado, Anton Nel, and Christopher Harding.

Emilie shares her love of music through piano teaching, performing, composing and arranging. She integrates her knowledge and experience from several disciplines of psychology into her piano teaching to nurture in each student a life-long love for music. Guiding her students to become more conscientious during the learning process is also central to her teaching. Emilie is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and has served as an adjudicator in local student events. Her goal as a composer and arranger is to create engaging pieces that make the process of learning and teaching music a fun and joyful adventure. To listen to some of her compositions, please visit her website at

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Emilie moved to the United States at about 14 years of age under the guardianship of her great-uncle and great-aunt. She currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and two sons.

Emilie's FJH publications include:

Original Piano Compositions for Solo Piano

  • A Musical Collage, Book 2 (Intermediate Level)
  • A Musical Collage (Intermediate Level)
  • Playing Ping Pong (Elementary Level)

Original Compositions for Piano Duets (One Piano, Four Hands)

  • Sneaky Fox Boogie (National Federation Music Club Choice 2014-2016)
    (In Sheet Format, Late Elementary Level)
  • Floating in the Clouds (National Federation Music Club Choice 2011-2013)
    (In Sheet Format, Elementary Level)
  • Yangtze River Cruise (Late Elementary Level)

Arrangements for Solo Piano

  • Also Sprach Zarathustra by Strauss
    (In Recital ® with Classical Themes, Book 5, and Classical Treasures, Vol. 2, from The FJH Adult Piano Curriculum)
  • Themes from Piano Concerto in A Minor by Grieg
    (In Sheet Format, Intermediate Level)
  • Themes from Hungarian Dance No. 5 by Brahms
    (In Sheet Format, Intermediate Level)

Arrangements for Piano Duets (One Piano, Four Hands)

  • Themes from L'Arlésienne Suite by Bizet
    (In Recital ® with Classical Themes, Book 1)
  • Themes from Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky
    (In Recital ® with Classical Themes, Book 6)
  • Themes from Carmen by Bizet
    (In Sheet Format, Intermediate Level)

Arrangements for Solo Piano and Duets (One Piano, Four Hands)

  • Gifts of Asia: Folk Music from China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (Late Elementary to Early Intermediate Level)—reviewed in the April/May 2011 issue of American Music Teacher

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