After graduating from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Performance), Dr Melody Lin furthered her studies at The University of Auckland with Professor Uwe Grodd, gaining a Master of Music with First Class Honours in 2007 and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2011. Winning awards in numerous competitions, Melody also gained first place in the Flute Ensemble Competition at the 2007 Australian Flute Festival.
An active orchestral musician, Melody is the Principal Flute of the Manukau Symphony Orchestra and Pipers Sinfonia, performs regularly with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and has been a guest player for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a guest principal flautist with the Opus Orchestra and St. Mathew’s Chamber Orchestra. As a concerto soloist, Melody has performed with the East-West Philharmonic Orchestra (Sydney), both The University of Auckland Chamber and Symphony Orchestras and the Manukau Symphony Orchestra. Melody has taught flute and chamber music as an Artist Teacher at The University of Auckland since 2008. She is the Director of the Magic Flutes NZ, the University of Auckland Flute Ensemble.