Ellie Lin

Interim Artistic Director of the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus

Interim Artistic Director of the Dallas Symphony Children’s Chorus, Ellie Lin, is currently the High School Choir Director at High Point Academy, Artistic Director/Conductor of Great Land Choral Society, and a faculty member at Texas Music Conservatory.

Lin has been working with children and youth choruses for over 25 years.  With the world-renowned Texas Boys Choir (TBC), she has served as its Interim Artistic Director, Associate Artistic Director, Conductor, Pianist, and Algebra teacher at various times since 1991.  Other positions held include Director of the Academy Chorale at Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, Conductor of Pinnacle Choristers, Director of Southwest Christian School High School Choir, Artistic Director/Conductor of Good Earth Singers, Choir Director at Arlington Chinese Church, and Piano Instructor at University of Charleston in West Virginia.

Throughout the years, Lin’s choirs have concertized in Austria, Germany, China, Taiwan, Argentina, and in almost every state in the United States.  With Texas Boys Choir, Lin has performed before Presidents, in several CD recordings, on national radio stations, and on TV shows such as CBS This Morning and ABC’s Good Morning America.  Furthermore, while Lin was Associate Artistic Director, TBC was invited to perform at national American Choral Directors Association conferences in 2013 and 2017.

In October 2017, Lin was nominated on the preliminary ballot for the 60th Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, along with the Texas Boys Choir’s 70th Year CD for the Album of the Year and Best Choral Performance awards.

Born in Taiwan, Lin grew up in Westchester County north of New York City.  She studied Choral Conducting with Donald Neuen at the Eastman School of Music, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting, with a concentration in piano.

In addition to conducting, Lin is a popular piano teacher and collaborative pianist.  She is a member of ACDA, TMEA, FWMTA, and a certified Chinese interpreter and translator.