The caliber of our music program is a direct reflection of Dr. Lin’s talent and ability as a music director and performer.
Dr. Hui-Mei Lin (aka Fimi), our Music Director, has been a renowned church musician for over 30 years. Prior to coming to The Briarcliff Congregational Church, Dr. Lin served at the Presbyterian Church of Pleasantville for seventeen years, and the Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns for five years. At BCC, she directs the Senior Choir, Cherub and Youth Choirs, and the Holiday Choir at Christmas time. Dr. Lin enjoys working with our wonderful and dedicated adult choir, and all the energetic children.
Dr. Lin also oversees the BCC Heim Concert Series. The Heim Memorial Fund and beneficiary Heim Concert Series enables the church to bring musicians to our sanctuary throughout the year for special services and concerts. Professional musicians with a variety of programs have filled our sanctuary with their beautiful sounds. We have presented jazz combos, brass quintets, a capella choirs, children’s programs, choir festivals, and various classical concerts.
Hui-Mei is a concert pianist who made her New York solo debut at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as the winner of the Artists International Competition. She was described by The New York Times as “an excellent pianist throughout” and The Taiwan News as “a sensitive and powerful pianist.” Concert tours have taken her to Italy, Canada, Taiwan, including two concerts at the National Concert Hall in Taipei sponsored by the Taiwanese government, and various cities throughout the United States. Her media broadcasts include solo performances at PBS (Maryland), WQXR (New York City), Taiwan Television and the China Broadcasting Company. She maintains an active performing career.
Hui-Mei received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. In 2002, she received a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. Dr. Lin is currently a faculty member at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT where she teaches studio piano and co-directs two choirs. She resides in Westchester County with her husband, composer and choral director, Peter Frost.