Bridging Cultures Through Music

"By bridging the language barrier through music, WKU violin students and student volunteers from the WKU Pre-College Strings Program will be able to quickly find common ground from which to begin understanding and communicating with students from other countries." -Dr. Ching-Yi Lin

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Performance at the National Concert Hall

Performance at National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan with Andrew Braddock (Western Kentucky University, viola), Hillary Herndon (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, viola), Shu-Ting Hsu (China University of Culture, violin), Jorge Variego (University of Tennessee-Knoxville, composer), and, Paul York (University of Louisville, cello).

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American Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Drs. Ching-Yi Lin and Zachary Lopes released their new CD entitled American Sonatas for Violin and Piano: Bolcom, Corigliano, Ives.  It includes Charles Ives’ Sonata No. 2, William Bolcom’s Sonata No. 2, and John Corigliano’s Sonata.

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Recipient of FUSE Grant 2016

Dr. Ching-Yi Lin and Anna Darling (WKU Violin Performance Major) are the recipients of WKU's Faculty–Undergraduate Student Engagement (FUSE) Grant. In 2017, Dr. Lin supervised Anna on her trip to teach violin to children in Africa through the Daraja Music Initiative Program. The trip was fully funded by this grant.

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Daraja Music Initiative (DMI)

Teaching the violin to children in Africa: DMI is a non-profit organization that provides grade-school students in Tanzania.  In 2016, Lin initiated a beginner violin class in the Majengo Primary School.  Click on READ MORE to watch a WBKO program about this project from A View from the Hill.

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Violin Fest 2015

Violin Fest is geared towards bringing orchestra and private studio teachers, high school students, and college students to the WKU campus. Our guest faculty for Violin Fest 2015 was Mauricio Fuks, Professor of Music at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Click on READ MORE to watch a video of the 2015 Violin Fest from A View on the Hill.

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Alyna Bloecher

Alyna Bloecher, Dr. Lin's masters in pedagogy student from WKU, received the John D. Minton Award from WKU. This award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of one graduate student throughout the university. 

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