Zilin Ma-Wolfe (Lydia Ma)

HS Bilingual Music Teacher, Performing Arts Coordinator

At DCI, I teach HS music. In addition to course load teaching high-school level music (both in Chinese and English), I also hold the title of Performing Arts Coordinator. For my education, I earned my bachelor's degree in music education from East China Normal University in Shanghai with a major in voice and a minor in piano. After that, I attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and earned my master's degree in pedagogy and performance. At Westminster, I was privileged to learn from the famed American opera singer, Dr. Sharon Sweet. In addition to my coursework, I was a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the Jubilee Choir. For performances, I made my debut with the Berlin Philharmonic directed under Sir Simon Rattle at Carnegie Hall, and then performed with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniele Gatti at Carnegie Hall, and then with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia. I also enjoyed interning as an art administrator at the Princeton Festival and working as a production assistant with the National Children’s Chorus. In my free time, I enjoy learning new languages, taking spin classes, and sampling the DC restaurant scene. My goal as a music teacher and a Performing Arts Coordinator is to share my passion for performing art with my students and to create inspiring music for others.