林淑娜(Lin, Shuna)Shuna Lin was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. She graduated from Cologne University of Music in Germany (Der Künstlichen Abschlussprüfung im Hauptfach in Köln). She received her diploma of Organ at Academy of Music (Orgel bei Hochschule für Musik). She also received an A-level certificate for Church Musicians at the Academy of Music in Cologne Evangelical Church（A-Exsame：staatliche Prüfung für Kirchenmusiker an der Hochschule für Evanheliche Kirchenmusik in Köln）（Zeugnis: A-Exsame）. Specializing in organ, piano, vocal music and choral conducting, as an organist, Lin learned from Professor Wolfgang Stockmeier. She obtained full-time German state church organist and conductor’s license in Level C (Urkunde & Zeugnis) in 1992.( In Germany, as long as a musician has passed the C-level test, the musician can be an organist or a pianist in the church and get paid from the state. Level A is the top.) After receiving her work permit, she had been a church musician, playing organ, conducting adult and child choirs in Tersteegen Church for five years in Cologne.
During her study in Germany, while working part-time in a church, she was also employed in Waldorf Primary School in Dusseldorf (Düsseldorf Waldorf Schule) as a piano accompanist in Jaques Dalcroze’s “rhythm music”(Eurhythmics) lessons. She was also involved in a considerable number of choral repertoire of church music on video recording and radio experience with the conductors- Christoph Spering and Elke Masha Blankenburg. She played second organ to Christoph Spering in Cologne Grace Church(Köln Gnadenkirche), Peace Church (Friedenskirche), and Lutheran Church (Lutherkirche). Lin had performed solo recitals on the organ and choral conducting in Köln, Herten, Ierlohn, Rostock and Saarbrüken. She was especially known for her performances on the organ with mandolins, organ with orchestra, and series of performances on the organ with choirs.
After returning to Taiwan in 1996, Lin once took charge of the Church Music Department in Tainan Theological College as the director. She also served as an Adjunct Lecturer for the General Education on music appreciation in Chang Jung Christian University (CJCU), an Adjunct Lecturer for the General Education on music appreciation in Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (CUMT), a piano and vocal teacher in Kaohsiung Lok-Yuk High School ( now Sin-Guang senior High School ) and a choral conductor in Kaohsiung Yancheng Elementary School. She also served as a choral conductor in Kaohsiung Sin-Seng Presbyterian Church, a ” Pipe Organ, and oratorio” program speaker on Kaohsiung Radio, a “Serenade” show host on Happy Radio, a member of Cultural Arts Committee in Tainan YMCA, a member of the Federation of church music in Taiwan Presbyterian. She is now the full-time associate professor of the Church Music Department in Tainan Theological College. She instructs in playing organ literary works, organ accompaniment, playing full score, studies to anthem, research on oratorios, choral conducting, college choir, church musical history, church music, and church music appreciation courses.
Her published works are listed as follows:
“Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland” über den Ursprung und die Bearbeitungen eines Chorales (ein Aufsatz zur Musikgeschichte). Taiwan: PCT Press, 1997.
“ Pipe Organs in Taiwan”. Taiwan: PCT Press, 2007.
“ Sunday Classical Piano Pieces”, Taipei: Wei Mei Printing Co., Ltd., 2009
“ Wedding for all kinds of musical instruments , with instrumental prelude, interlude and postlude music” ,Tainan: three satisfied Enterprises Ltd. Publishing, 2010.
“ Funerals for all kinds of musical instruments, with instrumental prelude, interlude and postlude music”,Tainan: three satisfied Enterprises Ltd. Publishing, 2010.
Academic Papers in Theology and the Church:
Pipe Organ on the application of the modern church, Vol.24, No.2. June 1999.
Western historical evolution in Status of organ, Vol. 35, No.1. December 1999.
Albert Schweitzer’s “J.S.Bach” and “German and French organbuilding and organ art”, Vol. 25, No.2. December 2000.
Taiwan’s US-made organ (I.), Vol. 28, No.1. January 2003.
Taiwan’s US-made organ (II.), Vol. 28, No.2. June 2003.
Haydn’s “Creation” oratorio research(study?), Vol. 30, No.1. January 2005.
Jacques Berthier, Taizé liturgical music servant,Vol. 32, No.2. June 2007.
Church Organ Procurement the proper preparation and operation, Vol. 33, No.1. December 2007.
Beethoven Ninth Symphony, the fourth movement “Ode to Joy” Study, Vol. 34, No.1. December 2008.
Albert Schweitzer’s musical ideas about the impact of Wagner and Bach, Vol.35, No.2. June 2010.
Shofar, Vol.36, No.2. June 2011.
On the portable organ , from Portativ toTruhenorgel, Vol. 37, No.1-2. June 2012.
Discussion on North German school development direction of the seventeenth century organ music, Vol.38 , No.1. January 2013.
“The new organ, new voice, new stories”, Tainan Theological College Fourteenth Communication, Tainan: Tainan Theological College Publishing (October 1997), pp. 4-5.
“Organ fanfare”, Scientific American magazine No.30, Taipei: Yuan-Liou Publishing (August 2004), pp. 124-125 (Mark Fischetti author, Gan Xian translation, Shuna Lin nouns examining)