Conductor 指挥


神州合唱团的音乐总监刘哲苑女士从2010年起再度任教于 Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, 为世界知名之州男童合唱团(Texas Boys Choir)的副艺術总监。刘女士生於台北市,在光仁小学音乐班毕业以後,刘女士就随父母移居美国。其后在著名的纽约伊士曼音乐学院随名师 Donald Neuen 教授,专攻合唱指挥及音乐教育,并兼修钢琴,取得学士及双硕士学位。

毕业后多次带领中华圣乐团契在北美洲巡迴演出,也曾任西弗吉尼亚州的 Charleston大学钢琴教师。在1991年到1997年期间首度担任德州男童合唱团的指挥及钢琴伴奏,在全美及世界各地演出了几百场音乐会,听众包括两位布希总统和各界名人,演出及录音多次在全国性电视台及电台播放。从2000年到2006年,任 Fort Worth Pinnacle School 艺术学院首席指挥。其后在2008年到2010年,任教于 Fort Worth Southwest Christian School, 为其高中合唱团指挥。1991年到2013, 也兼任雅灵顿华人教会诗班指挥。

刘女士就任神州合唱团及大地合唱团音乐总监以来,多次指挥该兩团举行大型演唱会,带领兩团到中国大陆和台湾省演出。200412月,大地合唱团在福州和厦门的演出都受到观众的热烈欢迎。同样的在2006年,大地合唱团在北京、天津和台北的演出也是凯旋而归。200811, 在全国政协港澳台侨委员会的邀請下, 她带领神州合唱团在上海及北京和中国歌剧舞剧院管弦乐团一起盛大演出「中国心,中华情」中美华人合唱音乐会, 受到中国电視台 CCTV 在全国及全球的播导。201011月底,她和神州合唱团前往台北参加第四届『两岸三地』的演出。20122月,她又带领神州合唱团在音乐之都维也纳金色大厅(Vienna Musikverein)参加了中国合唱协会协办的『唱響五洲, 元宵夜合唱音樂會』,载誉而归。      

除了指挥以外,刘女士对钢琴也有很深的造诣。她常为独唱、合唱、器乐独奏在音乐会上和比赛中担任伴奏。除了是位出色的钢琴老师,她也多次被邀请当钢琴比赛的裁判。

翻译是刘女士的另一个爱好与专长。2006, 在拿到专业翻译执照後, 她就开始热爱藉着翻译去帮助社会上各种有需要的人。无论是音乐或翻译, 她都盼望能用上帝所给的恩赐来影响他人的生命。

Ellie Lin, Music Director of the Great Land Choral Society, is also the Associate Artistic Director of the world famous Texas Boys Choir A native of Taiwan, she received both her Bachelor and Master degrees in Choral Conducting and Music Education from the renowned Eastman School of Music in New York.

Other positions Ms. Lin has held include Choir Director at the Arlington Chinese Church,  Conductor of the Pinnacle Choristers, Conductor of Southwest Christian School High School Choir in Fort Worth, and Piano Instructor at the University of Charleston in West Virginia.

As a conductor, Ms. Lin has led the Great Land Choral Society to successful, internationally-televised concert performances in China in 2008, Taiwan in 2010, and Vienna in 2012.  Prior to that, she twice led another choir, Good Earth Singers, on concert tours to China and Taiwan in 2004 and 2006.

With the Texas Boys Choir, Ms. Lin has concertized and toured extensively nationally and internationally, made several CD recordings, performed before Presidents and other dignitaries, and featured on national radio stations and TV shows such as CBS This Morning and ABC’s Good Morning America.

In addition to being an accomplished conductor and accompanist, Ms. Lin is a popular piano teacher and is certified as a professional Chinese interpreter, and translator.