Adjunct Professor, Collaborative Piano
Mrs. Kuo-Pei Cheng-Lin was born in Taiwan, where she started playing the piano at the age of six and entered classical music school in the seventh grade. She holds a BM in Piano Performance from the National Institute of Arts in Taiwan and two Master’s degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from The Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where she studied with Anne Epperson, Sandra Shapiro, Thomas Hecht and Olga Radosavljevich and performed in master classes given by Jerome Lowenthal, Warren Jones, Jean Barr. She received a full scholarship from the Santa Barbara Summer Music Festival and after graduation from CIM, was appointed staff accompanist at CIM.
In 1995, she moved to Cincinnati where she served as principal pianist for the Middletown Symphony Orchestra and as the music director and pianist for the Cincinnati Chinese Church at Mason. Moving to Greenville, SC in 2004, Mrs. Cheng-Lin was an adjunct professor at North Greenville University and served as principal pianist for the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist for the Greenville Chinese Christian Church. She has taught piano for more than 30 years and her students have been winners in many auditions and competitions.
In SC, she was also a speaker and panelist for GMTA meetings and Bob Jones University piano symposium. Through the years, she has continued to perform recitals as a soloist and with musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony, Greenville Symphony, as well as faculty members of North Greenville University, Indiana University, Clemson University, and Furman University, among others. She performed Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Foothills Philharmonic at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC.
Mrs. Cheng-Lin joined FAU as an adjunct professor in 2019.